When American soldiers entered World War I, Moina Belle Michael, a schoolteacher from Georgia, knew she had to act. Some of the soldiers were her students and friends. Almost single-handedly, Moina worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. And she devoted the rest of her life to making sure the symbol would last forever. Thanks to her hard work, that symbol remains strong today.
This inspiring patriotic/America book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like honoring memories of loved ones and having the courage to not give up. It is also great for inferencing and for targeting rich vocabulary as well as for character analysis! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Poppy Lady in speech therapy below: