speech and language teaching concepts for Her Right Foot in speech therapy​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/st/ initial
/er/ medial
/l/ initial

Themes:

patriotic/America

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School

Her Right Foot

By Dave Eggers

In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation. Can you believe that?

This witty patriotic/America book can be used in speech therapy to address rich vocabulary, predicting, and a variety of verbs. It is also great for /st/, /er/ and /l/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Her Right Foot in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode
nonfiction

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study​
predicting​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)

Vocabulary:

France, Statue of Liberty, facts, render, assemble, construct, fibbing, absurd, Atlantic Ocean, New York, Declaration of Independence, continents, enlightenment, liberty, freedom, immigrants, theory, oppression, stride, content

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)

Predicting:

How do you think the Statue of Liberty got to America?
How do you think he made the Statue of Liberty?
How long do you think the State stood in Paris for before it got here?
How many workers do you think it took to assemble it?
How long do you think it took to assemble it?
What do you think her crown and torch stand for?
Where do you think she is going?
Why do you think the book is called her Right Foot?

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.