speech and language teaching concepts for Click Clack Boo in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/f/ initial
/ar/ medial
/er/ final
/br/ initial

Themes:

Halloween
farm animals/barn

Book Details:

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

Click, Clack, Boo!

By Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed. But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these critters far prefer tricks over treats. There are big surprises in store for Farmer Brown!

This funny Halloween book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting. It is also great for noticing onomatopoeias and bold text and for targeting vocalic /er/ and /ar/! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Click Clack Boo in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
figurative language
predicting
text features

Sequencing:

order of Farmer Brown “preparing” for Halloween night
order of animals going to the barn Halloween party

Vocabulary:

flicker, nightmares, shivers, disturb, scurry, creature, creak

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias (crunch, crunch, crunching / tap, tap, tapping / creak, creak, creaking)

Text Features:

large, bold font to emphasize onomatopoeias

Predicting:

Why do you think Farmer Brown doesn’t like Halloween?
What will happen when he draws the shades and locks the door?
Who is the dark creature standing beneath the trees outside his house?
What happened to the candy bowl?
What will happen when Farmer Brown gets to the barn?

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