“I Hear There’s A Woman Who Gulped A Huge Bubble” is my own version of one of my favorite stories that I have been sharing with my students for the past 30 years. I have used it to engage students in rhyme, sequencing, repetition, and sparking their own imaginations and creativity. In this unit I include a color and a black & white copy of my book, vocabulary cards, noun, verb, adjective lists and cards, spinner game, sorting cut and paste, labeling, shapes craftivity, graphing, and writing prompt with first, next, last.
The students can make their own b & w cards and put in rings after coloring for continuous practice of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. This helps in the sorting activity, as well. The sequencing cards help in recalling the order of events, the retelling of the story, and are particularly helpful for second language learners, or (all) students who benefit from visuals. These can also be used, as flashcards, and in cooperative groups, and center work. The book can be used in guided reading groups, whole class, or literacy centers.
I have tried to incorporate many Common Core first grade standards in this unit, and one of my favorites is the writing prompt that uses first, next, and last, as well as using, naming, and graphing 2/3-D shapes.