Fall Books & How I Use Them In Speech Therapy

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Great fall book ideas for using in speech therapy and vocabulary words
Picture books are my jam. We must incorporate literature at any opportunity in our speech therapy sessions. I want to foster a love of reading with students. How reading is more than just words on a page. It offers a real-life context to the goals we are working on. 
Here are 2 great books for mentor texts that I use in fall. Download the free printable to use as language bookmarks. This post contains affiliate links, which means I will earn a commission should you choose to make a purchase when you click through to a link. This is not a sponsored post.
LeafMan 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 here.
How I use it in therapy:
-Story Grammar: Sequencing, Compare/Contrast

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson. Gorgeous watercolor illustrations capture you in this sweet story. This story about a sweet little fox is one of my favorites to use with therapy goals. It's a go-to for narrative text structure.
-Story Grammar: cause/effect, problem/solution
-Figurative Language: personification is on nearly EVERY page. 

I hope you can incorporate some of these ideas as you read books about fall! 
Click below to download the Language Bookmarks to use as quick notes with these 2 books! 


  1. Ashley!! Thank you so much for this post. I hope you know that posts like this one are so helpful to SLPs who are new to the school system, like me.
    Peace and Blessings,
    Courtney H.
    From Alabama

  2. I love the way you break down how you use each book. Thank you for sharing!


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