Fall books to use in Speech Therapy

What books do you pull out for the fall? Picture books about leaves changing color and falling to the ground are plentiful. I use Leaf Man, Red Leaf Yellow Leaf, The Golden Acorn, and The Fox and the Falling Leaves and thought I’d share how I use them. Seasonal books offer opportunities to target goals with themed vocabulary content. This post contains my Amazon affiliate links if you wish to add any of these recommended books to your personal library at no cost to you. I hope you love these Fall books for Speech Therapy!

Fall picture books for speech and language therapy

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert –

This is a very short, beautifully illustrated picture book. It captures the vivid changing colors of the leaves of fall. Great opportunities for fall craft extensions as well.

Goals For Leaf Man in Speech Therapy:

-Story Grammar: Sequencing, Compare/Contrast

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson-

Gorgeous watercolor illustrations capture you in this sweet story about a sweet little fox. It is one of my favorites to use with therapy goals. It’s a go-to for narrative text structure.

Goals for Fletcher and the Falling Leaves:

-Story Grammar: sequencing


-Figurative Language: personification is on nearly EVERY page.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

This book takes you through the life of a tree. How it starts from a seed and how growers then take them to sell. Your students will really love the detailed process.

Goals for Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf:

-Activating Prior Knowledge

-Theme- what does the author want us to take away from reading this book?


The Golden Acorn by Katy Hudson

Katy Hudson is quickly becoming a favorite author. I included some of her other books in my Winter Language Bookmarks and Spring Language Bookmarks. They all teach a wonderful message that you will enjoy with your students who need a little help with social skills. Discuss with your student how the illustrations help tell the story. Notice text features and how they help with comprehension- why does the author change the text features to emphasize a point?

Goals for The Golden Acorn in Speech:




I hope you can incorporate some of these ideas as you read books about fall! Get more ideas about choosing the best books for using in speech therapy.

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