Apples, Apples, Apples Book Companion Materials
For preschool speech and language therapy
This set of book companion materials includes 28 pages to be used after reading
Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace.
Print the icons on page 4, then back with oaktag and laminate each icon. If you own
the Apples, Apples, Apples book, you can place velcro dots on appropriate pages for
this activity. If you are borrowing the book you can use sticky tack or a paper clip
instead of velcro. Prior to reading the story, pass out the icons – 1 or 2 to each student –
and review the vocabulary. Have the students listen for their named icon(s) as you read
the story. When they hear it, have them place the icon on the velcro dot on that page.
For younger students (3-year-olds) consider using actual objects in place of the icons
during language group.
Story sequencing and retelling
Print the icons on page 4 and photocopy the page for each student. Cut out the icons
and, depending on the age and ability of the student, give him or her 3-5 icons to
sequence and glue the student’s speech book. Ask the student to retell the story using
Creating sentences using he or she pronouns, is + verbing,
and fruit & vegetable names
Materials for this are on pages 5-26. Use the pictures to elicit sentences, specifically
looking for she/he and “is” + verb and the fruit or vegetable label. You can also use the
picture as a sentence imitation activity. Glue each page into their speech book or, if
desired, staple the set together as a book that the student can read at home.
Answering “what” questions
Materials for this are on pages 27 & 28. Print the pages and make copies for each
student. Glue the upper two-thirds of the page into the student’s speech book. Cut out
each icon from the lower portion of the page. Discuss what fruits or vegetables the
student likes and those he or she doesn’t like. Have the student glue his or her responses
in the spaces provided.