speech and language teaching concepts for Hero Mom in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/m/ initial and final
/h/ initial
/r/ medial



Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Hero Mom

By Melinda Hardin

The moms in the book are superheroes. They may not leap over tall buildings, and they may not have super-human speed. But these moms construct buildings, fly planes, and make tanks roll. They do all kinds of things to help create a safer world. These superheroes are moms. Military moms. Hero moms.

This heroic patriotic/America book can be used in speech therapy to address themes of love, family, heroes and the Army . It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting inferencing as well as for /m/, /h/ and /r/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Hero Mom in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence​

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
verbs (action)
verbs (third person singular)


superhero, solider, hero, command, transform, battalion, Army, American


verbs (action)
verbs (third person singular)


How do you think her mom has to carry herself in order to build tall buildings?
How do you think it would feel finding missing people and dangerous objects?
What kind of personality do you think these moms have?
How do the kids feel about their moms?
Why do you think they are comparing their moms to these extraordinary things?
What character traits do you think their moms have to have to do the work they do?

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.