speech and language teaching concepts for Wake Up It's Spring! in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/w/ initial
/sp/ initial


changing of seasons

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

Wake Up, It’s Spring!

By Lisa Campbell Ernst

One day the earth gets a warm wake-up call from the sun — it’s Spring! Earth tells a little worm, and before long the happy gossip travels far and wide. . . .Lisa Campbell Ernst celebrates the awakening of life that comes with Spring. Her playful words and pictures resonate with the cheeriness that rises with the season.

This cute and catchy Spring book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and action verbs. It is also great for discussing the changing of seasons and targeting the following sounds: /w/ and /sp/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Wake Up, It’s Spring in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular and irregular past tense)
repetitive text


order of each animal and person that woke up to Spring


morning, earth, Spring, basked, see, earthworm, seed, ladybug, woke up


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

Text Features:

repetitive text

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