speech and language teaching concepts for When The Leaf Blew In in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/w/ initial
/n/ final
/th/ initial

Themes:

leaves
farm

Book Details:

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

When The Leaf Blew In

By Steve Metzger

A wonderfully zany story about what happens on a farm when a leaf blows into the barn! With simple, repetitive text and silly, expressive illustrations, children will fall for this hilarious autumn story about the way one leaf turns an entire barnyard upside down!

This fun leaves book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and a variety of verbs. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting predicting as well as for prepositional phrases! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using When The Leaf Blew In in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
sequencing​
illustration study​
inferencing​
predicting​
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
prepositional phrases
text features​
repetitive text

Sequencing:

order of events that take place after the leaf blew in

Vocabulary:

cow, spider, owl, swoop, pig, goat, chicken, rear, sheep, duck etc.

Grammar:

verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
prepositional phrases

Text Features:

ellipses
repetitive text
exclamation marks

Inferencing:

How do each of the animals feel?
How do you know they feel that way?

Predicting:

What do you think will happen when the cow sneezes?
What do you think will happen when the spider lands on the owl?
What do you think will happen when the owl swoops out of the barn?
What do you think will happen when the pig dives into the mud?
What do you think will happen when the goat kicks over the bucket?
What do you think will happen when the chicken spins ‘round and ‘round?
What do you think will happen when the horse goes up and neighs?
What do you think will happen when the sheep leaps over a barrel?
What do you think will happen when the duck jumps into the pond?
What do you think will happen when the frog hops onto a lily pad?
What do you think will happen when the dragonfly buzzes across the sky?
What do you think will happen when the dog chases the squirrel?
What do you think will happen when the robin flies into the tree?
What do you think will happen when the leaf flies in?

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