speech and language teaching concepts for How To Make Friends With A Ghost in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/g/ initial
/st/ final

Themes:

Halloween

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary

How To Make Friends With A Ghost

By Rebecca Green

This sweet Halloween book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like friendship. It is also great for noticing text features and for targeting sequencing! It would be fun to compare/contrast a “ghost friendship” with a real friend. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using How To Make Friends With A Ghost in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
illustration study
sequencing
compare/contrast
text features
complex sentence structure
social/emotional concepts

Sequencing:

Part 1- “ghost basics”
Part 2- “ghost care”
Part 3- “growing together”

Vocabulary:

“Halloween” words, advisable, classification, reluctant, cauldron, canopy, wails, wary

Character Analysis:

Most people have a certain perception about ghosts being scary but this is a sweet guide on how to be friends with them, what you can and can’t do, things they like, etc.

Social/Emotional:

how to make and keep a friend

Grammar:

complex sentence structure

Text Features:

font color change
diagrams
recipes

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