speech and language teaching concepts for Sheep On A Ship in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sh/ initial
/p/ final



Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Sheep On A Ship

By Nancy Shaw

Following the beloved Sheep in a Jeep, this illustrated children’s book follows the rhyming misadventure of zany sheep on a pirate ship. 

This funny pirate-themed book can be used in speech therapy to address rhyming skills and the /sh/ sound. Although the sentence structure is simple, the exceptional tier 2 vocabulary is not to be missed! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Sheep On A Ship in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

phonological awareness


order of events


sail, deep-sea, lap, flap, hail, rails, collide, sagging, mast, raft, craft, port


verbs (present tense)

Phonological Awareness:



What might happen while they are asleep?
What will happen to the sagging ship?
Will they get off the ship onto the raft?
Where will the raft end up?
Will someone rescue them?

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