July 29, 2015

Wacky Wednesday Book Club: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books & Giveaway

It's Wednesday! Time to check out another great book and activities you can use in therapy. This week I chose "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books" by Lucille Colandro. As you probably know she is one of my favorite authors.

As we all know this old lady likes to swallow lots of bizarre things. In this book you can expect her to eat some school themed materials including some books, a pen, a pencil case, a ruler, a folder, some chalk, and a bag.

These predictable stories are perfect for targeting language concepts such as: sequencing, rhyming, cause/effect, vocabulary, and many other skills. If you don't have this book you can purchase it from Amazon for $6.99.

One of my favorite activities I do with my students is attach the Old Lady's head to an empty tissue box or small trash can so they can feed her the objects as we go through the story. I also use this for my articulation students and have them feed her their speech cards.

As we read through the story I ask my students WH questions. Once we are finished with the story we work together to sequence the events in the story. 

I like to incorporate following directions into a lot of my lessons since a lot of my kiddos can use some help with this. Jenn Alcorn from Crazy Speech World has a great product, Granny Says!, that I use with my students. It covers 1,2,3-step directions and conditional directions.

Depending on my students needs I have created activities to address verb tense, object function, rhyming, sound identification, or counting syllables which can all be found in my book companion.

There are also many great crafts I find on Pinterest to accompany this book.

I also send my students home with a mini book so they can practice reading to their parents and share what they worked on in speech.

You can grab a copy of my book companion HERE or try to win a copy below. The winner will be announced Monday, August 3!

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