6 Spring Themed Books For Speech Therapy

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Picture books are fantastic to incorporate into ANY speech therapy session. I found some great spring themed books and wanted to share how I use them with my students. I know there are many to choose from, but I want literature that goes deeper than just "cute stories." We have limited time with students, especially in a school setting, so we MUST make choices with rich vocabulary and strategic language goals. Download the free bookmarks to go along with each book I'm highlighting!


Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson- I LOVE this author. You may be familiar with the main character from Fletcher and the Falling Leaves (included in my Fall Language Bookmarks). This story is exquisitely illustrated and Fletcher is as sweet as ever trying to take care of his friends. 
Language goals I use it for:
-Sequencing: there is a specific order of animals he sees as he warns them about the "snow"
-Social/Emotional
-Vocabulary
-Figurative Language

Up In The Garden, Down In The Dirt by Kate Messner - This follows the similar theme to Over and Under the Snow (included in my Winter Language Bookmarks) by the same author. Kids love crawly bugs! The vocabulary is rich and the text is full of opportunities to discuss how all living things serve a purpose to us.
Language goals I use it for:
-Vocabulary
-Story Recall
-Figurative Language
-Writing Prompts
Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson - This cute book is great for social scenarios and a great opportunity for discussing putting others before yourself & being a good friend as well as problem/resolution topics.
Language goals I use it for:
-Vocabulary
-Social/Emotional
-Story Recall
-Sequencing

The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers - Something about this book is captivating and mesmerizing. The detailed sketched illustrations throughout tell their own story and provide as much to discuss as the text itself. It's truly like no other book I've seen. The opportunities to discuss setting and mood are ideal. 
Language goals I use it for:
-Vocabulary 
-Inference
-Character traits/development
-Story recall
-Writing Prompts

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson - Who doesn't love Bear? I probably have all of them. He's just so lovable and he has such devoted friends. I love discussing "community" with my students with these books.
Language goals I use it for:
-Story Recall
-Sequencing
-Compare/contrast
-Vocabulary
-Synonyms and Homonyms

Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Techentrup - This author was unfamiliar to me but I will check out her other work with similar theme. Bees get a bad rap, but boy do we need them! A great "science-y" book that has phenomenal vocabulary!
Language goals I use it for:
-Vocabulary (hue, dense, trace, burs...)
-Figurative Language
-Synonyms
-Writing Prompts
-Story Recall


I'd love to share these spring language bookmarks with you! Click the link below to download *use a personal email! Sometimes school emails don't work as well for some reason:

3 comments

  1. Hey! I'm looking for the link to download but don't see it.

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  2. Hey Karen! Look right above my name at the end of the post. Enter your name & email and click “download.” If you still have issues, shoot me an email and I’ll send it directly: ashleyrosssi@sweetsouthernspeech.com

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