Thursday, December 15, 2011

There Was an Old Lady...

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Not that I am counting or anything but... there are only 2 days until Winter Break!! Which means only hours left of fun holiday activities to do with the kids. I *love* all of the Old Lady books! If you have not read them yet, they are a series of silly short stories where an old lady swallows lots of things she should not! There are books for just about every holiday or season, too. This week I used There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell!

 In my last post, I gave you a link to a website that had a printable to go along with this story. I used the printable with my preK kiddos. After we read the story, they created their own books so they could retell the story themselves. I had the pages out of order on the table. They had to put the pages in order to go along with the book (sequencing!). Here are some other ideas to do with this book:

1. Before you read, ask your students to think if they have every ate something they should not have. How did it taste?

2. Let the kids looks at the cover of the book and make predictions about what the Old Lady will swallow.

3. If you have read any of the other Old Lady books in the past, see if the students can recall what she swallowed in that story.

4. Compare and Contrast!! Use a venn diagram to compare and contrast There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell and There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow. If the students are young, use pictures instead of words. I will be doing this after the break!

Any other ideas... please share!!




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