Halloween is my favorite holiday!  Time in books which were definitely my first love as a kid!  Using books to provide speech therapy just makes sense to me. I have a lot of favorite books and I organize them by theme, season/holiday, sounds, language concepts, etc.. Check out why I love these Halloween books!

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills
SOUND SYSTEMS: Target velars, fricatives, glides, and consonant clusters easily with this cute story!  Students can even practice carryover of their sounds (k, g, s, sh, l, r, clusters) while singing the story back using the tune 'wheels on the bus'. 

LANGUAGE: Target identification and labeling of Halloween vocabulary, work on wh-questions and yes/no questions, and practice sequencing and story retell!

Say Boo! by Lynda Graham-Barber
SOUND SYSTEMS: Target velars, fricatives, glides, and consonant clusters (k, g, s, sh, l, r, clusters) easily with this cute story about a little ghost that struggles to say boo! My kids always enjoy this story too since they can relate.

LANGUAGE: Target vocabulary building for verbs such as howling, peering, mocked, bellowed, and mumbled. This is also a perfect book to target prepositions, wh-questions, and sequencing!

In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting
SOUND SYSTEMS: Target velars, fricatives, glides, and consonant clusters (k, g, s, sh, l, r, clusters) easily with story about this family going to a haunted house.

LANGUAGE: Target identification and labeling of Halloween vocabulary, semantic features (function/location) for common items, homophones such as their/there, answering wh-questions, and  story retell!

If you do not want to have go through the books and make your own lists, I have created an easy cheat sheet for articulation words, language concepts to target, and some basic wh-questions you can ask for each book!  You can grab your free cheat sheet below. 
What are some of your favorite Halloween books to incorporate into your speech therapy lessons?  Please share with us below in the comments! Thanks!
I love October!  It is by far my favorite month because my beautiful daughter was born this month and Halloween is my favorite holiday! There are also a lot of awesome freebies available on Teachers Pay Teachers for Halloween activities to use in speech therapy.

Here are ten amazing Halloween Freebies that I located!
  1.  Halloween Reinforcement Worksheets by The Speech Attic has 10 pages of reinforcement fun!
  2. This next freebie is beyond awesome for your preschoolers.  It includes the 5 pumpkins finger play but also an original fingerplay called 'Trick or Treaters at your door'.  Make sure to check out Speech Therapy Fingerplays: Halloween from Speech2U. 
  3. If your students enjoy Mad Libs, you will want to check out the Halloween Freebie Mad Libs by SuperPowerSpeech.
  4. I found a fun Build A Face: Halloween game from Jennifer of Speech Therapy plans!  This works great with mixed groups and can be used for articulation and/or language groups!
  5. If you are working on vocabulary, rhyming, and inferencing you will definitely want to check out the Spooky Clues by Peachie Speechie. 
  6. Working on language and carryover articulation at the sentence level?  Sarah Wu has a Free Halloween: Would you Rather bilingual set
  7.  If you are working on speech sounds, vocabulary, and basic sentence structure, check out the free Halloween Articulation Vocabulary Books by Speech is Sweet. 
  8. I love crafts because you can build so much language into that task while still targeting articulation!  I found this cute Halloween craft from Fun in Speech.
  9. Another wonderful craft I found for Halloween is this Halloween Triorama Sampler for Articulation, Language, and Social Skills by Creative Speech Lab.
  10. One more freebie that I wanted to share with you is one of my own!  A few years back I created this social narrative about trick or treating.  This freebie also includes awareness cards if parents want to help educate and advocate for their child.  You can grab my Halloween Social Narrative Freebie here!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Halloween-Social-Narrative-and-Disability-Awareness-Cards-FREEBIE-2157562
I also wrote a blog post on Speech Spotlight sharing tips on how to prepare our students for Halloween night. Here is my blog post on Halloween: Communicate, Advocate, and Educate.

I also found these great blog posts that include other great Halloween freebies!
Five Fab Halloween Freebies, Another Five Fab Halloween Freebies, and Five Fab Halloween Freebies part 2- Jessica from the digital SLP.
Free Halloween No Print Activities for Speech Therapy - Stacy Crouse, SLP
Halloween Freebies - Kim from Activity Tailor
5 Halloween Freebies for Speech Therapy - Carrie from Speech and Language Kids

Do you know of any other amazing Halloween Freebies?  If so, please share in the comments below!

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