Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween BOO-ks!

Halloween is creeping into my speech room! As many of you know, books are my favorite therapy tools. They nurture all aspects of language! Of course, I had to do a brain dump and list all of my favorite Halloween books (I'm a lover of lists) and decided to share a few on my blog! I'm also linking up with Deanna Jump over at Mrs. Jump's Class for a little BOO-k talk!
1)  The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams
This book is perfect for building suspense in little ones! It's about a courageous old lady who ventures off into the forest to collect some herbs. It quickly becomes dark and on her way home she runs into a variety of clothing items that are moving all by themselves! As she passes each item she walks faster and faster, all the while declaring she is not afraid of anything! It's the perfect story to address sequencing and inferencing! 

2) Where's My Mummy by Carolyn Crimi
When little baby Mummy sets off on a game of hide-n-go-shriek, he gets lost! This tale follows baby mummy on his quest to find his mummy. He encounters many creatures and monsters along the way and is very brave.... until he sees a mouse! He finds his mummy at just the right time. This book is beyond cute! It's great for addressing WH ?s and for teaching students to generate questions.

3) Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
I could just eat this book up! I love it so! This book isn't blatantly Halloween, but Max dresses up in a costume and encounters some ferocious looking monsters as he daydreams! This book is perfect for dialogic book reading. The pictures alone provide so much to talk about! This book is great for describing, WH ?s, sequencing, and inferencing!

4) SkippyJon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner
If you've been following along with my Wild About Books Wednesday posts then you know I adore SkippyJon! I love bringing familiar characters into my speech room, as it equips students with background knowledge. In this wild romp, Skippy finds himself in ancient Egypt! This book lends itself well to problem solving and vocabulary building! It's also a great book to use for teaching visualization and building world knowledge! 

5) Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
This is my absolute favorite Halloween tale! I even created a book companion for it, which you can find by clicking HERE. It's ultimately the story of a witch and how she meets new friends. She's flying on a broom, minding her own business, when the wind blows away her hat! She makes a pit-stop and meets a dog who has found her hat. She eventually accumulates so many friends that her broom snaps in two! She finds herself alone with a dragon and her new found friends come and save the day! It's such a marvelous and heart-warming story. I just love it so much! It's perfect for sequencing, inferencing, and so much more! 

What are some of your favorite Halloween books? Please comment and let me know!

Also, don't forget to check out Book Talk Tuesday over at Mrs. Jump's Class for more great ideas!
I'll be back tomorrow with Wild About Books Wednesday! Have a great day!

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