speech and language teaching concepts for The Leaves on the Trees in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/v/ medial
/z/ final
/t/ medial
/m/ final
/ear/ final
/th/ initial
/k/ final



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

The Leaves on the Trees

By Thom Wiley

The Leaves on the Trees revels in the sights, sounds, smells, and general feeling of the autumn leaves. Based on the classic song, “The Wheels on the Bus,” The Leaves on the Trees explores all types of trees making the magical transformation from the green leaves of summer to fascinating foliage of fall.

This fun repetitive fall and leaves book can be used in speech therapy to address fall vocabulary. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting describing and a variety of verbs as well as for /l/, /v/, /z/, /t/, /m/, /ear/, /th/ and /k/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Leaves on the Trees in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
text features​
repetitive text​


gum leaves, tulip, ginko, maple, linden, ash, hickory, sassafras, birch


verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

bold text
change in text color
moving text
repetitive text

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