Frequent Speech Sounds:

/m/ initial
/l/ initial and final
/er/ medial and final
/air/ initial

Themes:

community helpers

Book Details:

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

The Post Office Book

By Gail Gibbons

Do you ever mail a letter and wonder what happens to it after you drop it in the box? Read all about the post office and learn how letters are weighed, sorted, transported, culled, canceled, coded, binned, boxed, and sorted once again. Find out how people and machines work together to deliver the letters you send.

This nonfiction community helpers book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting action verbs as well as for /m/, /l/ /er/ and /air/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Post Office Book in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence
nonfiction

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
sequencing​
illustration study​
predicting​
verbs (action)

Sequencing:

order of how mail is sent

Vocabulary:

message, package, 13 colonies, Continental Congress, The Pony Express, modern, culling machine, zip code

Grammar:

verbs (action)

Text Features:

facts at end

Predicting:

How do you think people in the early times sent messages to one another?​
How do you think mail gets sent now?
What do you think they have to do next?

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