I nearly forgot!! Here is a reprise of my Halloween word finding dialog. Use it for awareness. Have the kids read it (or you read to them) and have them identify the word finding difficulties. Are there types of errors they recognize in their own speech? Most of all, have FUN!
Beth; Hey, guys, let’s get ready for trick or treat day!
Lauren: Trick or treat day? What’s that?
Beth: You know, that day when we wear costumes and go trick or treating.
Lauren: Oh, you mean Halloween!
Beth: Yeah, Halloween. I have a big thingamajig to put candy in.
Lauren: A thingamajig? What do you put your candy in?
Beth: It’s one of those things on your bed.
Lauren: A sheet? A blanket? A pillow?
Beth: No, the cover to a pillow…a pillow case.
Lauren: OK, so you’ll put your candy in a pillow case. What are you dressing up as?
Beth: I have one of those things that wraps around your shoulders…like Batman
Lauren: A cape?
Beth: yeah, a cape. A black cape. And I’m going to wear fake hair.
Lauren: You mean a wig?
Beth: A cape and a wig. And I think I’ll carry a sweeper thing.
Lauren: A sweeper thing. You mean a broom?
Beth: Yeah, a broom. Don’t you think my costume will be scary? I want to be a
scary old ghost. I mean, a witch. What is your costume like?
Lauren: I’ll have a black cape, too. Only I won’t carry a broom. I’m going to wear a
mask and pretend I have a Batmobile.
Beth; A Batmobile! You must be dressing up as Spiderman. Oops, I mean Batman!