speech and language teaching concepts for The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/fl/ initial
/air/ medial

Themes:

patriotic/America

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner

By Patricia Pingry

This little board book introduces young children to the story of how the words to our national anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,' came to be written, when Francis Scott Key witnessed a battle in the war of 1812 and memorialized it in a moving poem. In addition, toddlers will learn basic ‘flag manners.'

This simple patriotic/America book can be used in speech therapy to address events leading up to the creation of the Star-Spangled Banner. It is also great for targeting vocabulary and /fl/ and /air/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
text features

Sequencing:

order of events that led to the creation of the Star-Spangled Banner

Vocabulary:

anthem, battle, England, Fort McHenry, British

Text Features:

enlarged text
change in text color

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.