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Halloween Book Companions for Speech Therapy

Halloween Speech Therapy Book Companions

Spiders, and monsters, and witches, OH MY!! This Halloween season, dive into some really sweet, spooky stories centered around kindness and friendship using my Halloween book companions! I love using the literacy-based speech therapy approach with my students. However, it's more than just using stories to go with your theme-based activities. My Halloween book companions will help you and your students dive into the text using evidence-based strategies and activities.

The HALLO-Wiener by Dave Pilkey – Oscar is teased for his shape and size. On Halloween night, Oscar displays courage and kindness by helping those who have bullied him.

How to use it in speech:

  • illustration study
  • verbs
  • adjectives
  • character analysis

Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks – Have you ever thought that just maybe that spider on your floor just wants you to love it as a pet? No? Well in this silly story, that is exactly the spider's intention. Your students will also enjoy yelling “Aaaarrgghh spider!”

How to use it in speech:

  • simple action words
  • social/emotional connection
  • sequencing
  • text features

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson – A very kind witch makes room on her small broom for every animal she meets. Eventually, the broom snaps and she is left alone with a mean dragon. Your students will love seeing how this story ends!

How to use it in speech:

  • repetitive text
  • rhyming
  • targeting /R/
  • social/emotional connection

Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummings – Stumpkin is not like all of the other pumpkins. This Halloween story is full of hoping and anticipation. Will Stumpkin get chosen to be someone's jack-o-lantern this Halloween?

How to use it in speech:

  • illustration study
  • inferencing
  • adjectives
  • social/emotional connection

You can purchase all 4 of the Halloween book companions on TPT. All of the research and planning is done for you – just print, go, and enjoy!

Halloween Books Speech Therapy

Make sure to follow my Instagram account: @literacybasedspeech where I regularly share books and how you can use them in your sessions.

 

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