1-2-3 Come Do Some Little Old Lady Storytelling Crafts With Me
Do you read the book "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly?" My kiddos absolutely LOVE this story; it's perfect for practicing the "sequencing and retelling a story" standards too.
Lucille Colandro has also written a cute Halloween version: "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat", which my students also enjoy.
If you haven't read it, click the link to see a short YouTube video of the story, which is set to music.
Choose your favorite, or give your students a choice. Children color the objects on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together.
As they pull on the end of the “slider” the various pictures go through the ”window”, so that children can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take their “Little Old Lady” craftivity home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.
Storytelling sliders are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension.
I’ve included a “sequence the story” worksheet for this, where students color and trim the picture “windows” then glue them in the correct order on the blank worksheet.
I introduce the lesson by reading the story, then share my completed "slider craft” with my students. So that you can quickly and easily make an example, I’ve included a full-color slider pattern.
After I read the story, we retell the tale together using the picture prompts on my slider.
I have them guess which object they think the little old lady ate next, before I pull the picture through the “window”.
My students now know what’s expected of them, and are very excited to transition to making a slider of their own.
I’ve also included a “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet, as another way to check comprehension plus practice sequential writing, hopefully using a variety of ordinal numbers or other transitions.
Reading both stories on two different days, also provides you with an opportunity to do some comparison and contrast activities. We also graph which one was our favorite.
Today's FREEBIE is a packet with 7 pumpkin-themed games in it, perfect for Halloween week or party day.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for popping in.
I have lots of errands on my "to do" list, so my feet have hit the floor running this morning. Wishing you a pleasant and productive day.
"Colorful leaves, light breeze, bare trees...it must be autumn!" -Unknown