speech and language teaching concepts for A is for America in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/f/ initial
/z/ final



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

A is for America

By Tanya Lee Stone

Little ones will love learning American history in Tanya Lee Stone’s latest alphabet book. Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to Thomas Jefferson and Harriet Tubman!

This educational and informative patriotic/America themed book can be used in speech therapy to address rhyming, inferencing, and new vocabulary. It is also great for targeting the following sounds: /f/ and /z/.  Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using A is for America in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
phonological awareness
text features


nation, freedom, government, equal, symbol, vote, independence, liberty, monument, president, laws, capitol

Text Features:

capital letters
colored font

Phonological Awareness:



Why do we have freedom of speech today?
Why is the eagle America’s symbol?
How do you think the character feels in the story that is holding the flag?
What is Lady Liberty’s importance to America?
Why is Mount Rushmore significant?
How was Harriet Tubman brave?
How does it feel to be an American?
How did America receive its freedoms and liberties?

If you are interested in seeing other patriotic/America books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.