speech and language teaching concepts for Pumpkin Day! in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial
/k/ medial
/ch/ final

Themes:

Halloween
pumpkins

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Pumpkin Day!

By Candice Ransom

Carve out family time for this Halloween early reader! Read along as a boy and his family visit a pumpkin patch to pick out perfect autumn gourds! Buoyant rhymes and joyful art evoke the excitement of the season.

This sweet Halloween-themed book has simple text and is ideal for understanding basic action events. It is also great forย describing and identifying verbs! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pumpkin Day! in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing

Sequencing:

order of events from going to the pumpkin patch, picking out a pumpkin, carving it, putting it out for Halloween night

Figurative Language:

metaphor – “orange sea”
onomatopoeia

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
nouns (plural)

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming