speech and language teaching concepts for Sounds Like School Spirit in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sp/ initial
/r/ medial
/kl/ initial
/s/ final


back to school

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

Sounds Like School Spirit

By Meg Fleming

They have spirit, yes they do! Follow kids from circle time to the lunch line in this lively, rhyming picture book that perfectly matches the high energy of a new classroom. With a call and response like “We say ALPHA, you say BET,” built into the text, kids will love reading and cheering along.

This inclusive back to school book can be used in speech therapy to address kindness, sharing and creating a positive classroom. It is also great for discussing classroom culture and for targeting /sp/, /r/, /kl/ and /s/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Sounds Like School Spirit in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
text features​
phonological awareness​


order of kind actions the students take during the day


spirit, home base, friends, alphabet, class pet, inclusion, plus, extra, join, dream, together, class

Text Features:

change in font
change in text size

Phonological Awareness:



How do the students feel about going to school?
What do the students think when there is a new student in class?
How does circle time help us be a part of class?
How do students feel in class when everyone shares?
What does it mean if everyone is standing tall when they play ball?
How did this class show class?
How do you think we can show class and school spirit?

If you are interested in seeing other back to school books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.