speech and language teaching concepts for The Night Before the Fourth of July in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/f/ initial
/or/ medial
/th/ final
/j/ initial
/l/ medial
/v/ final

Themes:

patriotic/America
traditions
family

Book Details:

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

The Night Before the Fourth of July

By Natasha Wing

It's the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show. The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday!

This fun-filled patriotic/America themed book can be used in speech therapy to address rhyming, sequencing, and inferencing.  It is also great for targeting the following sounds: /f/, /or/, /th/, /l/, /j/, /v/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Night Before the Fourth of July in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
inferencing
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (linguistic)
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of events that took place on the family’s Fourth of July

Vocabulary:

Independence Day, bunting, sprawled, parade, stilts, barbecue, picnic, launched, anthem

Grammar:

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

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

How does the family celebrate the Fourth of July?
What is the little child dreaming of in the bed?
How does the family feel when it looks like it is going to rain?
Why do they have to grab the food? Where do they take it?
How do they feel when they realize the fireworks might be cancelled?
How do they feel when the sky clears up?
Why do the children cover their ears?
How do you and family celebrate the Fourth of July?

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.