speech and language teaching concepts for America's Flag Story in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/fl/ initial
/g/ final

Themes:

patriotic/America
freedom

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

America’s Flag Story

By Karen S. Robbins

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
text features
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of events that gave us the American flag we have today

Vocabulary:

country, sewn, immigrant, freedom, proudly, soldiers, sailors, defend, mighty, true, justice, honor, homeland

Grammar:

verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)

Text Features:

quotes
fact page with historical information

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

What does the American flag stand for?
How do you think the children feel to wave their flags?
What makes Americans proud?
What do the stars and the stripes represent on the flag?
How does the American flag make you feel?
What are ways we can honor the flag?

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.