Welcome back to Wild About Books Wednesday! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving - I definitely gobbled until I wobbled! haha.. If you're new around here (welcome!), each Wednesday I discuss how to use a specific book in therapy. I also invite other bloggers to link up with a new or recent post to share their own ideas! I've never mentioned this before, but you can definitely link up with a Facebook note if you don't have a blog! The more ideas, the better! All you have to do is link back to me using the picture at the end of this post!
This week marks the return of my favorite pica-having, happy-go-lucky old lady! I'm sharing some ideas, a freebie, AND a book companion for There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell by Lucille Colandro. The Wild About Books Wednesday trifecta! haha!
Here are a few ideas on how you can use this book in therapy:
1) Compare/Contrast - The old lady swallows tons of Christmas themed items! This is the perfect opportunity to talk about the similarities and differences of each object.
2) Cause/Effect - This book provides a variety of opportunities to discuss cause/effect.
3) Why ?s - There is a reason why she swallowed each object (except the bell!).. This book will help provide lots of guided repetitions for answering why ?s.
Are you ready for some FREEBIES?! After all, this is the season of giving! :)
I created three pages that are designed to spark discussions about the book! The first is a writing prompt about what the old lady should swallow next. This will assess a student's ability to make inferences!
You can scoop these freebies up by clicking HERE.
Lastly, I created a book companion! If interested, you can find it in my TPT store by clicking HERE. Here's a peek:
If you're a blogger please link up with your own ideas! I love learning about new books!
I'm also linking up with my friends over at Speechie Freebies to celebrate FreeBEE Friday! Please make sure you stop by to check out the linky party!