speech and language teaching concepts for How To Scare A Ghost in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/g/ initial
/h/ initial
/st/ final

Themes:

Halloween

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

How To Scare A Ghost

By Jean Reagan

This Halloween, the kids are in charge! Playful, tongue-in-cheek advice shows kids how to set the stage for a spooktacular Halloween. There are jack-o'-lanterns to make, games to play, and LOTS of costumes to try on. And if a ghost should happen to be attracted to all the activity? Invite him to join in the fun, of course! Filled with charming role-reversal humor, creative ideas, and lots of holiday spirit, How to Scare a Ghost is sure to delight even the littlest trick-or-treaters.

This cute Halloween book can be used in speech therapy with its rich Tier 2 vocabularyIt is also great for sequencing with its various how to- steps. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using How To Scare A Ghost in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

text features
sequencing
WH questions (how)
vocabulary
verbs (action)
illustration study

Sequencing:

order of how to attract a ghost
order of how to tell if a ghost is real
order of how to scare a ghost
order of how to play with a ghost
order of what not to play with a ghost
order of how to choose a costume
order of how to trick-or-treat

Vocabulary:

attract, tangle, porch, carve, resist, bobbing, eerie, invisible, real, float, gigantic, calm, promise, budge, worry, tips

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

verbs (action)
adjectives

Text Features:

ALL CAPS
change in font
italics
ellipsis
labeling with asterisks
animated text

Inferencing:

Why do you think a ghost would be attracted by ________?
Why do you think a ghost cannot resist ________?
Why does a ghost never open doors?
Why can’t a ghost play on a trampoline?
Why can’t a ghost play on a seesaw?
Why are ghosts too good at hiding?
Why is the ghost “dressed” as a vacuum cleaner?
Why should your ghost stay close to the ground while trick-or-treating?

Predicting:

What do you think ghosts’ are scared of?

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.