speech and language teaching concepts for Career Day in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/tr/ medial
/s/ final
/v/ initial
/z/ medial
/er/ final


community helpers

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

Career Day

By Anne Rockwell

On Career Day the children in Mrs. Madoff’s class take turns introducing special visitors. Every visitor has something interesting to share, and together the class learns all about the different work people do, from writing books, to working in construction to being a veterinarian.

This show and tell style community helpers book can be used in speech therapy to address present tense verbs. It is also great for noticing illustrations and describing and as well as for /tr/, /s/, /v/, /z/ and /er/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Career Day in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
verbs (present tense)
text features


visitor, construction worker, judge, orchestra, illustrator, paleontologist, crossing guard, nurse


verbs (present tense)

Text Features:



How do you think each visitor feels about their job?
What characteristics do you think each person needs for their job?
How do the kids feel about their visitors?
How do each of these jobs contribute to our community?

If you are interested in seeing other community helpers books to use in therapy, then check out the Themed Key Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.