Wednesday, March 11, 2015

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!

Wild About Books Wednesday is back! The last few weeks have been a total whirlwind! I travelled down to the Kentucky Speech and Hearing Convention and then to Chicago the following week. I may or may not have also spent insane amounts of time watching House of Cards and Friends on Netflix! ;)

The return of Wild About Books Wednesday brings one of my favorite things - a book companion!
The old lady is loved by speech pathologists and children everywhere! These books are definitely must-haves for any type of classroom. They're funny and perfect for building fluency, comprehension, and a multitude of language skills! 

This book is a great way to introduce little ones to St. Patrick's Day vocabulary such as leprechaun, gold, rainbow, fiddle, and much more! There are so many goals that can be addressed with this book, including:

1) Sequencing - There is a very clear-cut sequence of events and it's highly repetitive, perfect for students who are struggling with sequencing.

2) Why Questions - I love using these books for practicing answering why questions, because there is a reason why she swallows everything. For instance, she swallowed the gold to put in the pot! This book provides ample opportunities for tackling those intimidating why questions.

3) Spatial Concepts - You can discuss where things are in the Old Lady 's tummy! For instance, the daisy is next to the clover or the gold is in the pot, etc.

My book companion also covers temporal directions, comprehension questions, story retelling, rhyming, and more! You can find it in my TPT store by clicking HERE.

Here's a peek:
Also, if you're a blogger I would love if you would link up and share your own book ideas! I love reading about new books and new ways to use old books! Just simply link back to me using the picture below:

Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful day! 

Speech is Sweet


  1. The Old Lady books are so great for using in therapy! I used this one last books planned for this week. :(
    I'm just trying to make it until Friday for Spring Break! :)

  2. In my plans this week as well! My kids make me read every one in the series now after I started a couple in the fall. Can't wait for the rest!! Your companion and ideas, comprehensive and creative, as awlays!!

  3. Sometimes I feel like that Old Lady :)