speech and language teaching concepts for Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/th/ initial
/f/ initial and medial



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

Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks

By Margaret Sutherland

Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history–and turkey, of course!–but most importantly, it’s a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for. Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together. A great introduction to the concept of giving thanks and appreciating every day things.

This sweet repetitive Thanksgiving book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like appreciation for family and other things in life. It is also great for targeting /th/ and /f/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks in speech therapy below:


Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

repetitive text​


What are some things you are thankful for?
How can we show others we are thankful for them?
Why is it important to show others how much they mean to us?

Text Features:

repetitive text

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