speech and language teaching concepts for the little old lady who was not afraid of anything in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/initial
/g/ initial
/fr/ medial

Themes:

Halloween

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

By Linda Williams

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life! With bouncy refrains and classic art, this timeless Halloween story is perfect for reading aloud.

This Halloween cumulative tale can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and predicting. It is also great for targeting negation and prepositional phrases.Β Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything in speech therapy below:Β 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode
cumulative tale

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing
predicting
illustration study
repetitive text
character analysis
figurative language
adjectives
negation
prepositional phrases
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (action)
text features

Sequencing:

order of items following the little old lady

Character Analysis:

The little old lady was not afraid of anything. She tells the objects to move out of her way so that she can continue walking home. The little old lady is creative and compassionate when she sees that the pumpkin is unhappy. She gives the pumpkin and clothing items a job of scaring the crows away from her crops.

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

negation
prepositional phrases
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (action)
adjectives

Text Features:

repetitive text
ALL CAPS
ellipsis
italics
exclamation points

Predicting:

What is going to follow her next?
What do you think she hears?
Who do you think is knocking at the door?
What do you think is the Little Old Lady’s idea?

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.