speech and language teaching concepts for Ten Red Apples in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/g/ medial and final
/cr/ initial
/f/ initial
/r/ medial
/er/ final
/s/ initial
/v/ medial and final



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

Ten Red Apples

By Pat Hutchins

Ten red apples hanging on a tree. Yippee, fiddle-dee-fee! But they are not there for long. Horse, cow, donkey, pig, hen, and the other farm animals each eat one. “Save one for me,” calls the farmer. But what about the farmer’s wife? Count on Pat Hutchins to solve the problem happily. And count the red apples before they are all gone!

This repetitive, rhyming fall and apples book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting. It is also great for targeting animals and for sequencing as well as for /g/, /cr/, /f/, /r/, /er/, /s/ and /v/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Ten Red Apples in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
who questions
text features​
phonological awareness​
repetitive text​


order of animals that takes an apple


horse, cow, donkey, goat, pig, sheep, goose, duck, hen


verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
who questions

Text Features:

repetitive text
animal sounds

Phonological Awareness:



Who do you think will eat the apples next?
How many do you think there will be now?
Do you think they will save him one?
Will there be enough for the wife?

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