The Old Lady will be making one more appearance in my speech room before the end of the school year. She will help me kick off summer vacation by swallowing a shell!
I have many students who have never been to the beach, so this book is perfect for building a little world knowledge about the ocean! It is bursting with beach vocabulary. As I've mentioned before, these books are also perfect for targeting retelling and sequencing. If you have students with those types of goals The Old Lady series by Lucille Colandro will be perfect for them. Recently, I snagged all of the books at Half Price Books for around $3.00 a piece! An absolute steal!
First up, I designed two retelling activities. Students will feed granny cards as they retell the story and then they can also retell the story using a sequencing map. Typically, I have one student hold granny while another student retells the story by feeding granny the cards. I think this is a great way for each student to not only retell the story, but also hear a peer model. While those two students are busy, another student is putting the events in order on the sequencing map. If you have more than three students in a group... you can print off more sequencing maps, have a student re-read the book, or provide them with another activity from this companion! My students always have to be engaged in something. Time is too precious to just "wait" for a turn.
I love print and go activities! So I created two more: one for irregular plurals and another for irregular past tense.
I hope you enjoy this book companion! Also, it's currently on sale - 20% off until the end of the day on Thursday. Woot, woot!
Also, don't forget to link up with your book ideas. I love seeing what other therapists are doing! Have a wild Wednesday!