After reading The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, have your students sequence the story events and practice retelling the story using their completed activity.
This activity has been differentiated four different ways to meet the needs of the learners.
*Version One: Pictures Only
-Black and white pictures of the the following objects: pair of gloves, pair of pants, shirt, top hat, jack-o-lantern, pair of shoes
*Version Two: Black and White Pictures with Words
Pair of gloves-clap, clap
Pair of pants-wiggle, wiggle
Top hat-nod, nod
Pair of shoes-clomp, clomp
*Version Three: Black and White Pictures with One Word and One Word Blank
Pair of gloves-clap, _______
Pair of pants-wiggle, _______
Top hat-nod, _______
Pair of shoes-clomp, _______
*Version Four: Black and White Pictures with Two Word Blanks
Pair of gloves - _______, _______
Pair of pants - _______, _______
Shirt - _______, _______
Top hat - _______, _______
Pair of shoes - _______, _______
Jack-o-lantern - _______, _______
*There are also two different cards that can be used to glue on the sentence strip. Both cards show a picture of the book. One card has a spot for the student's name. The other card has a spot for the student's name and is labeled "Sequencing and Retelling".
1. Color the pictures on the sequencing cards the same colors as the pictures in the book.
2. Cut out the cards and glue them on a sentence strip in sequential order of when the objects appear in the text. The card with the picture of the book should be the first card glued to the sentence strip.
3. With a partner or in a small group, practice retelling the story using the picture clues on the sentence strip.
*Video tape the students retelling the story to upload to your classroom webpage, student e-portfolios, or to share and revisit the comprehension strategy with the class.