Wednesday, September 3, 2014

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books

Wow, I feel like I haven't blogged in forever! I definitely have missed Wild About Books Wednesday during my hiatus. School started and I was also moving into my new house. Life has been, for lack of a better word, cray cray. Luckily, I now have internet access and balance has been restored in the universe! haha

If you're new to my blog, Wild About Books Wednesday is a weekly linky party that celebrates books in therapy! I love using books to support language. They are my go-to therapy tools. If you have a blog I would love if you would link up with a new or recent post about how you use a book in therapy. Just use the picture at the bottom of this post to link up!

This week I want to share my latest book companion for Lucy Colandro's There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books.
You can find this companion in my TPT store by clicking HERE. This is a fantastic book for the beginning of the school year! My students love the old lady and I just couldn't resist making a companion to meet their needs. I already have this prepped and ready to go for this week!

I work with K-2 and I use this book for all grade levels! So I created a book companion that covered a wide range of goals to meet everyone's needs. Check it out:

Sequencing: Two sequencing activities are included! The more opportunities a student has to retell a story, they better! Students can feed granny while retelling the story using the picture cards or they can use the storytelling map! Just cut out picture tiles for students to place on the map. 
Comprehension: Students draw a card and answer the WH question!

Temporal Directions: I have so many students who struggle with temporal concepts! Card games are always super motivating - especially when they are granny themed! Students just draw a card and follow the direction. If they follow correctly, they get to keep the card. If they draw granny, she will eat their cards! Student with the most cards wins. 
Granny Bingo: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rhyme! This book is bursting with silly rhymes that students will love, making it a great book to address rhyming. Three different bingo boards are included!
Prepositions: I always have a handful of kindergarteners who come in with preposition goals! This little game is for them. It's called "Put a Pen On It!" Provide each student with a pencil case and then they must place the pens around the pencil case according to the preposition. 

Articulation: NO PREP activities that feature initial and final /k/ and /g/. 

Grammar: NO PREP pages for irregular plurals and irregular past tense.

Do you love granny? How do you use these books in your speech room?

Don't forget to link up! No blog? No problem! Just share your ideas by leaving a comment! Have a wonderful day. I'll see you next Wednesday with a new book and new ideas!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting this linky! Our books for this week are related :-)