Do you have students working on multiple targets or a group with differing objectives? Do you like to use story books in speech therapy to provide interest, context, and structure? Language Fun with the book There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea by Jennifer Ward provides activities for building vocabulary, defining, sequencing, retelling, part-whole relationships, and phonological awareness skills.
This is another sequence book along the lines of the Old Lady Who Swallowed...books. This time it is a strange princess who swallows all sorts of kingdom-y things.
a picture communication board for nonverbal or minimally verbal students to use when responding to or talking about the book,
vocabulary cards for words in the story, which can be used for any sort of card game (like a memory or Go Fish-type game, or for playing an Old Maid-style game, but with a single Princess card instead),
describe/define activity for five of the items she swallowed
pictures to sequence the story in numerical order, as well as an alphabetical ordering activity,
a game to play for added labeling, sequencing & retelling practice,
a 2-sided puzzle with the first 9 items she swallowed on one side and a princess on the other,
3 part-whole relationship activity pages (with parts to a house, castle, and apartment building),
phonological awareness activities for rhyming, matching initial and final sounds in words, and for counting syllables and words.
If you like this activity, you’ll also like the resource for the book “There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish” by the same author.
Using both books will keep both the boys and the girls engaged, while giving them good practice with sequencing and re-telling (CCSS skills) as well as some of the Reading Foundation skills.
For more similar fun, check out There Was an Old Pirate…
I also have adaptations for A Year at Maple Hill Farm
as well as The Tiny Seed, Strega Nona, Gregory the Terrible Eater, and more.