We're Off To Find The Witch's House in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/w/ initial
/r/ vocalic (ear)
/s/ final
/ch/

Themes:

Halloween

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

We’re Off To Find The Witch’s House

By Richard Krieb

It's Halloween night, and as the moon rises, four children set off to find the witch's house. On their way they encounter a host of silly, spooky characters, from a skittle-skattling skeleton to a shirking, lurking Dracula. Can they make it all the way to the witch's house? or will their fears get the best of them? This humorous take on a favorite holiday begs to be read aloud again and again.

This Halloween-themed book can be used to engage students with its interactive rhythm. It is also great for story sequencing and for targeting multiple grammatical skills such as present progressive verbs, adjectives, homophones, and contractions! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using We're Off To Find The Witch's House in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

repetitive text for engagement

Sequencing:

order of characters they meet along the way

Vocabulary:

creeping, lurching, twine, galloping, prowling, glaring

Character Analysis:

reading the kid’s facial expressions to indicate how they are feeling

Grammar:

verbs (present progressive) (present participles)
contractions – we’re
pronouns (subject) – we
nouns (possessive) – witch’s
homophones (witch and which)
adjectives

Text Features:

large text for emphasis

Phonological Awareness:

rhythmic tone
alliteration
rhyming

Predicting:

what do you think will happen when they knock on the witch’s door?

If you liked this, check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for other Halloween books to use in therapy.