speech and language teaching concepts for The Apple Pie Tree in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/tr/ initial
/r/ initial
/b/ initial and medial
/p/ initial and medial

Themes:

fall
apples
changing seasons
life cycle

Book Details:

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

The Apple Pie Tree

By Zoe Hall

Two young sisters follow the progress of their apple tree through the seasons, from a bare tree in the winter, through the pink blossoms of the spring, to the apple picking in the autumn.

This tasty fall and apples book can be used in speech therapy to address inferencing when seasons change. It is also great for predicting and describing and for sequencing how bees help apples grow and how to make apple pie! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Apple Pie Tree in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
sequencing​
illustration study​
inferencing​
predicting​
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
text features​

Sequencing:

order of how bees help apples grow and how to make apple pie

Vocabulary:

bare, winter, spring, robin, buds, blossoms, autumn, pollen, nectar, pollination

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)

Text Features:

facts
recipe
diagram

Inferencing:

What do you think the best part of apple pie is?
Why do you think the leaves grow in the spring?
Why do you think the robins chirp loudly?
How do you think the mama robin feels about her baby robins?
Why does the apple tree need to be strong?
Why do you think the robins visit everyday?
How do you know when an apple is ready to be picked?
Why do you think there’s nothing as good as an apple pie you grew yourself?

Predicting:

How do you think the apple tree will change from season to season?
How do you think the baby robins will change from season to season?
When do you think the apples will be ready to be picked?
What do you think they will do with the apples?

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