using Room on the Broom

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/f/
/r/and /r/ blends
/l/and /l/ blends

Themes:

kindness
including others
teamwork
Halloween

Book Details:

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

Room on the Broom

By Julia Donaldson

The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away some of the witch's things!  Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom.  But is there room on the broom for so many friends?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

Room on the Broom is a wonderful Halloween book that can be used to address social/emotional concepts like kindness and helping others. It is also great for targeting sequencing, rhyming, and so much more. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Room on the Broom in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complex episode

Sequencing:

order of animal friends
order of items dropped
order of ingredients placed into the cauldron

Vocabulary:

ginger, cauldron, eagerly, room, bog, keen, etc.

Character Analysis:

The witch is very kind and inclusive and says “yes” to the animals needing a ride on her broom.

Social/Emotional:

friendship
kindness
inclusion
fear
bravery
teamwork

Grammar:

adjectives
prepositional phrases

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliterations

If you are interested in using Room on the Broom in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.