speech and language teaching concepts for Summer in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

vocalic /r/


changing seasons

Book Details:
Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Summer Color!

By Diana Murray

A celebration of the wonder and colors of every child’s favorite season–summer!
In this celebration of the outdoors, two rambunctious children take off on an adventure from their own backyard. In each new scene they discover the wondrous details–and beautiful colors–of nature. Even when a little summer rain threatens to dampen their grand adventure, the fun continues as woodland scenes come to life in a whole new way. Diana Murray’s spirited verse paired with Zoe Persico’s charming illustrations hits a wonderful balance of sophisticated and sweet, with details that young children will immediately relate to and layered verse that will enchant readers of all ages.

This charming Summer book can be used in speech therapy to focus on describing and rhyming. It is also great for discussing the changing of seasons.  Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Summer Color in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
text features
phonological awareness


order of colors and events that happen in the summer


shade, torch, porch, well, meadows, dwell, petals, creek, drenches, puddles, reflection


verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)

Text Features:

enlarged and colored fonts for emphasis on each color word described

Phonological Awareness:


If you are interested in seeing other Summer books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.