speech and language teaching concepts for Presidents' Day in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/pr/ initial
/z/ medial
/n/ medial and final
/st/ initial and final
/air/ initial
/k/ medial



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Presidents’ Day

By Anne Rockwell

Follow along as the kids in Mrs. Madoff’s class are introduced to this staple of the elementary school classroom. Today at school we celebrated Presidents’ Day by putting on a play. Mrs. Madoff said I could be George Washington because his birthday is the same as mine. Charlie was Abraham Lincoln because he’s the tallest kid in our class. Everyone else had very important parts to play, too. At the end of the day we voted for class president, and you’ll never guess who won!

This simple patriotic/America book can be used in speech therapy to address rich vocabulary and character analysis of presidents. It is also great for targeting /pr/, /z/, /n/, /st/, /air/ and /k/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Presidents’ Day in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence​

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis​
verbs (present tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (linguistic)


president, celebrate, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, vote, leader, granite, cliff, united,  scowled, Declaration of Independence

Character Analysis:

The students show us how important it is to know our history and what our forefathers fought for as well as the kind of strong, dedicated individuals our presidents were.


verbs (present tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (linguistic)​

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.