Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wild About Books Wednesday! {Linky Party!}



It's Autumn! Hooray for my favorite season finally arriving!  I love the smell of bonfires, the feel of the crisp air, apple recipes, and crock-pot meals cooking in my kitchen!  Since Fall has arrived, it is now time for me to begin using this season as a teaching tool in therapy!

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I am linking up with Scarlett over at Speech is Sweet for Wild About Books Wednesday!



Fall is my favorite season of all!  I love when the weather gets cooler and the leaves crunch under my feet when I go on walks! Which brings me to the following book...

The Seasons:  Fall
by Nuria Roca
{can by found on Amazon, HERE!}

The seasons are an important concept for children to understand.  Using literacy to help teach about the changing seasons and seasonal characteristics, is just one way to educate students who have difficulty with this concept.  

This book has fabulous illustrations, larger print, and basic language is used to talk about many different activities people do in the fall. There is also a list of fall related activities and a "Guide for Parents" in the back of this book!  

Here are some of my language therapy ideas for this book...

1.  Seasons: Use the book to help teach kids about their senses and the season of fall.  What do they see in fall?  What do they smell, taste, hear and touch?

2.  Compare/Contrast Activities:  you can use this book to help compare and contrast fall to the other seasons.

3.  Categories: This book can be used to teach students about many different kinds of fruits, weather and school items. 

4.  Sequencing:  You can have the students sequence the seasons or there is also a sequencing cooking activity listed in the back.  However, I like to find my favorite apple crisp recipe and have the students pretend play cook and sequence the steps to the recipe (adjusting difficulty according to the students level).

Do you have any fall/autumn therapy ideas?  Please leave a comment and share!  I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Wednesday!


5 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up! I'm super excited about Fall! I need to check this book out. :)

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  2. We are doing Fall in one of my Lifeskills classes! I will have to try to find this one!

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  3. Gosh, I love fall and everything pumpkin! Is this a picture book, or does it have simple text? I have a Fall book that describes the changing weather; I need to pull it out!

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    1. Hi Mary! It is not a picture book, but uses very simple language in the text. Enjoy this season!

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