1-2-3 Come Retell & Sequence a Story With Me
Do you read Lucille Colandro's "Old Lady Who Swallowed...." stories? I pretty much have her entire collection, as my students really enjoy them. They are also perfect for practicing the "sequencing & retelling a story" standards.
Last week I featured "The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat". Today's blog, talks about my newest autumn addition “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!”
As with the former, this packet also features a variety of quick, easy & super-fun (print & go) activities.
1. * A sequencing activity with a large, colorful old lady’s head.
For extra durability, print on card stock, then laminate & trim the pieces.
Pass out the mini cards (of what the old lady swallowed) to your students.
As you come to that item in the story, the child holding that card attaches it to the old lady's tongue. You can use a magnet, Velcro or glue dot to attach the pictures.
After the "swallowed items" have been placed on the tongue, there are still the larger pieces left.
The old lady sneezes (Ahchoo!), a pumpkin-head scarecrow results, and finally, the last item to be placed on your whiteboard or flannel board is the "Happy Fall!" speech bubble. See photo for how I placed the additional, story telling pieces.
They will be excited to transition to making a little old lady of their own. Thus, the packet also includes...
2. * An activity with a smaller, black & white old lady, where students color & cut the items that the old lady swallows.
This is a 2-on-a-one-page pattern, to conserve paper & be just the right size for students.
Children sequence, then glue the “picture tiles” to her tongue in chronological order.
For example, after they have added some color, little ones can simply glue the entire picture strip on the tongue, without cutting and gluing the graphics individually.
There's also a "mixed up" strip for older students to color, cut, sort & sequence, then glue on.
To expedite this, the "boxes" on the tongue, are the same size as their matching picture, plus there are 3 tongue patterns to choose from.
3. * Since completed projects make a terrific bulletin board or hallway display, I’ve included a “Having Fun With the Little Old Lady” poster for some extra pizzazz.
Curling the tip of the old lady's tongue also gives your display some 3D pop.
A variety of versatile worksheets, which can be done as a whole group activity, used in a small reading group, or done individually.
The various options help you easily diversify your lessons.
4. * I’ve also included colorful answer keys.
5. * A “Checking for Comprehension” worksheet, where students fill in the blanks using words from a word bank.
6. An “Ask Me a Question” worksheet.
Besides the full-page patterns, there are also 2-on-a-one page pattern options as well.
Four different options allow you to easily diversify this activity.
9. * A “Here’s What Happened” writing extension.
Print the colorful patterns on card stock, laminate & trim & use in your math/reading center.
The black & white template can be used as an assessment tool, early finishers, or fun homework assignment.
As always, all patterns come in full-color so that teachers can quickly & easily make examples to share, as well as black & white for students to color.
These worksheets will help students practice: writing and sequencing numbers, as well as skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's.
Well that's it for today. I hope you found something here you can use.
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