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

Themes:

patriotic/America

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:

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

Vocabulary:

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

Grammar:

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

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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.