speech and language teaching concepts for were going on a spooky ghost hunt in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/ear/
/fr/ medial
/g/ initial
/st/ final
/w/ initial
/k/ initial

Themes:

Halloween

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

We’re Going on a Spooky Ghost Hunt

By Ken Geist

An original, new holiday twist on the classic song.

This fun and engaging Halloween book can be used in speech therapy to address grammar concepts, such as negation and prepositional phrases. It is also great for targeting /ear/, /fr/, /g/, /st/, /w/, /k/ with its repetitive text.Β Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using We're Going on a Spooky Ghost Hunt in speech therapy below:Β 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
predicting
figurative language
adjectives
prepositional phrases
negation
verbs (action)
phonological awareness
repetitive text

 

Sequencing:

order of where they went on their ghost hunt
order of where they went on their way back home

Vocabulary:

spooky, bumpy, march, path, misty, wobbly, squeaky, creepy

Figurative Language:

onomatopeias

Grammar:

negation
prepositional phrases
adjectives
verbs (action)

Text Features:

animated text
repetitive text
exclamation points

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming (scary and hairy, steepy and creepy, squeaky and creaky, misty and twisty, stumpy and bumpy)
alliteration (wiggly, wobbly bridge)

Inferencing:

What do you think they are going to use the net for?
What do you think the flashlight is for?
Why do you think the ghost is following the kids?
Why do you think the boy has a helmet?
Why do you think the boy is wearing a box and headphones?
How else would you describe the ghost, other than spooky?
How did the ghost get into their room?
Why do you think he brought the kids a drink?

Predicting:

Do you think they will catch a ghost?
Where do you think they will find the ghost?
What do you think they will do once they find the ghost?

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.