speech and language teaching concepts for Aaaarrgghh Spider in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ blends
/l/ initial

Themes:

acceptance
Halloween

Book Details:

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

Aaaarrgghh Spider!

By Lydia Monks

All Spider wants is to be a family pet. But the family whose house he lives in are terrified of him. Whenever he tries to show them what a great pet he would make, they simply cry, ‘Aaaarrgghh, Spider!'. Themes of tolerance and misunderstanding make key discussion points for children in this book.

This silly Halloween-themed book can be used to address social/emotional concepts like being acceptance. It is also great for sequencing and for targeting the /sp/ blend as well! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Aaaarrgghh Spider! in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing
point of view

Sequencing:

order of attempts to be accepted
order of activities as a family pet 

Vocabulary:

introduce, sparkly, clever, proper, easy, etc.

Social/Emotional:

acceptance

Grammar:

verbs (action)

Text Features:

ALL CAPS
repetitive text

Problem Solving:

Spider persists in trying many things to show the family that he would make a great pet.

If you are interested in using Aaaarrgghh Spider! in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.