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

/s/ initial
/s/ blends initial (sprout, stalk, swish etc.)



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Summer Supper

By Rubin Pfeffer

From sowing seeds in spring to savoring succotash, follow the creation of a family meal from the farm to the picnic table on a warm summer evening. Told entirely in words beginning with the letter “s,” this book will give children an appreciation for the process by which their food travels to the dinner table.

This colorful summer book can be used in speech therapy to focus on new vocabulary, action verbs, and sequencing. It is also great for targeting various /s/ blends and /s/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Summer Supper in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

verbs (action)
illustration study
text features
phonological awareness
figurative language


order of events that led to the summer supper


shovel, soil, sow, sprout, shoot, stalk, scarecrow, sample, sauté, shuck, shimmy

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeia (sizzle, swish, snip, slurp)


verbs (action)

Text Features:

colored fonts
enlarged fonts
moving text
labels for objects
exclamation marks

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.