speech and language teaching concepts for snowmen at halloween in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sn/
/l/ medial (Halloween)

Themes:

Halloween
snowmen

Book Details:

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

Snowmen at Halloween

By Caralyn M. Buehner

Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do when we're not watching? After an early snowfall, a few kids build some snowmen before going trick-or-treating. And when the kids go off to bed, the snowmen have their own Halloween festival! There's candy and apple-bobbing and costume contests and all sorts of autumn activities. When the kids wake up the next morning, the snowmen are gone… but they've left a very special message behind.

This fun Halloween and snowman-themed book can be used in speech therapy to address phonological awareness. It is also great for discussing its elaborate illustrations and sequencing events. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Snowmen at Halloween in speech therapy below:Β 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

phonological awareness
vocabulary
sequencing
prepositional phrases
adjectives
predicting
figurative language
illustration study

Sequencing:

order of activities that the snowmen take part in on Halloween night

Vocabulary:

wink, spooky, parade, gliding, moonlit, beckoned, lanterns, heaped, carve, artist, disguise, gooey, bob, bins, fate, anticipate, wander, message

Figurative Language:

personification (snowmen magically come to life)

Grammar:

prepositional phrases
adjectives

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliterations

Predicting:

Do you think the snowmen want to have fun too?
How do you think they will spend Halloween?
What do you think they might do next?

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