speech and language teaching concepts for Sweet Land of Liberty in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial and medial
/s/ final
/r/ initial and medial



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Sweet Land of Liberty

By Callista Gingrich

How did America become the land of the free? In Sweet Land of Liberty, Ellis the Elephant sets off on a quest to find out. With its vivid illustrations and charming rhymes, Sweet Land of Liberty is a must read for children and parents alike who want to explore our nation’s great history—and discover why America is a free and exceptional nation.

This educational patriotic/America themed book can be used in speech therapy to focus on rhyming, new vocabulary and describing using adjectives. It is also great for targeting the following sounds: /l/, /r/, and /s/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Sweet Land of Liberty in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
phonological awareness


eager, library, secret, special, pilgrims, Thanksgiving, settlers, colonies, tax, independence, equal, troops, president, bravery, slaves, pioneers, invented, freedom, volunteers, celebration


verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)

Phonological Awareness:


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.