Goodnight Goon Book Companion for Speech and Language Therapy

Goodnight Goon Book Companion for Speech and Language Therapy

Goodnight Goon Book Companion

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex is the perfect book for children receiving speech therapy from preschool through 3rd grade.

I created this 27-page book companion for Goodnight Goon that has several handouts and activities so you can further expose your child or student to common vocabulary that is playfully featured in this book. 

The included activities are interactive, fun, and hands-on!

Disclaimer: Please know my product is not affiliated with the author or the publishers of Goodnight Goon. This product was designed to be used as a companion for Goodnight Goon.

Update 10/20/20: Mime Activity added AND Tele-therapy Adaptations and Suggestions included. This is a great product to use for In-person AND remote/virtual speech therapy sessions.

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What’s included?

Pre-Reading Activities:

  • My Bedroom Drawing (page 4). Print sheet and ask child to draw a picture of his or her room. Encourage him or her to describe it, too. Ask questions like, “What do you like the best about your room?” “What color are your walls?” 
  • Vocabulary Puzzles (pages 5 & 6) Print, laminate, and carefully cut out puzzles. Have your child try to read, or you read the words and definitions, and then have him or her correctly put the puzzles together. 
  • Draw and Connect (pages 8 to 11). After introducing your child to the vocabulary using the vocabulary puzzles, have fun by having your child try to depict the meaning of the word by drawing a picture. 

While Reading or Pre/Post Reading:

  • Search & Find. Find the objects in the little werewolf’s room. Many of my clients were mesmerized by all the visually appealing (aka creepy) items in the room. 

Post Reading:

  • The Little Werewolf’s Bedroom Drawing (page 14) Print sheet and ask child to draw a picture of the little werewolf’s bedroom. 
  • Wh-Questions with Visuals (page 15): Ask the questions and have the child circle the correct answers.
  • Use the Venn Diagrams (pages 17 to 19) to compare the bedrooms and the books Goodnight Goon vs Goodnight Moon. A diagram with blank lines is also included so you can compare/contrast other items (e.g. a witch vs. a goon or a mummy vs. vampire).
  • Listen & Follow the Directions (pages 21 & 22) Ask your child(ren) to listen carefully while you read each direction. He or she can only begin AFTER you have finished reading the direction. One-step and two-step directions are provided. 
  • Post Reading Articulation Practice – Pot Full of Goo
    • Have your child say his or her target sound and then use a bingo marker to color each dot.
  • Mime Activity – get your student gesturing, acting, and using expressions to act out popular Halloween characters
  • Suggestions and Adaptations for Tele-therapy sessions

Thank you! I hope you enjoy this resource 🙂

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Related resources? Check these out:

Goodnight Moon & Goodnight Goon BUNDLE – SPEECH THERAPY

Goodnight Moon -Book Companion – Toddlers & Preschoolers – Speech Therapy

Good Night and Good Morning /g/ Articulation Game for Speech Therapy

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About the SLP:

Kimberly Scanlon, MA, CCC-SLP is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist and has earned 4 awards for continuing education (ACE). She is also the author of the best selling book, “My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development”, the interactive picture book, “Learning to Read is a Ball”, and “My Toddler’s First Words: A Step-By-Step Guide to Jump-Start, Track, and Expand Your Toddler’s Language”.

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