speech and language teaching concepts for Bone Soup in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:



being clever

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School

Bone Soup

By Cambria Evans

Known across the land for his infamous appetite, Finnigin is never seen without his eating stool, his eating spoon, and his gigantic eating mouth. When Finnigin finds himself in a new town on Halloween, he hopes to join a great feast with the creatures who live there. But not a body or soul will share any of their food with the ever-famished Finnigin. So whatโ€™s a hungry skeleton to do? Armed only with his wits and a special ingredient, will Finnigin be able to stir up a cauldronโ€™s worth of Halloween magic?

This clever Halloween book is ideal for upper elementary and middle schoolers working on vocabulary. It is also great for sequencing as well as for character analysis! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Bone Soup in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis
illustration study


order of ingredients added to the soup


wits, ravenous, barren, delicacy, impending, spare, cloak, wistful, etc.

Character Analysis:

Finnigin is clever in his approach to getting what he wants- a feast!


The townspeople would not share anything with Finnigan but he shared with them.


complex sentence structure

Text Features:


Problem Solving:

Finnigin was hungry and need help from the townspeople to make a feast.

If you liked this, check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for other Halloween books to use in therapy.