Articulation Road Map for S and Z Sounds

Articulation Books for speech therapy are fairly easy to find. However, I like to find books with a heavy load of specific sounds. Even if my students are not reading fluently, they can still recognize some simple words when we come to them in the text and I pause for them to use that word with their best S or Z sound! I created a “Road Map” that provides a list of books, activities, and tips for targeting S and Z sounds. Hopefully, this road map will relieve some of the pressure for implementing literacy-based speech strategies when targeting these sounds. I have highlighted two of my go-to books below, but you can also access the full Articulation Road Map for S and Z sounds at the bottom of this post.

Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina – A Peddler makes every effort to outwit monkeys.

How to use it in speech:

  • repetitive text with a heavy load of S sounds
  • S blends and S sounds in all word positions
  • simple plot

Those Shoes
by Maribeth Boelts – Jeremy wants those shoes, the ones that everyone else seems to have. In this story, he learns to be thankful for what he has- warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help out his friend.

How to use it in speech:

  • middle and final Z sounds
  • social/emotional connection, vocabulary, complex plot

Simply enter in your email below to receive the free Articulation Road Map for S and Z sounds! You can also see a full list of articulation books for S and Z sounds in my Amazon List (affiliate link).

Interested in more “Road Maps?” I also have an Articulation Road Map for R sounds and an Articulation Road Map for L sounds!

Make sure to follow my Instagram account: @literacybasedspeech where I regularly share books and how you can use them in your sessions.


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