This packet is a companion to the book, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, by: Linda Williams. Included in this packet are activities that target sequencing, story retell and comprehension, basic language concepts, following directions, and more. The activities in this packet were created by Mindy Stenger, M.A., CCC-SLP (The Speech Bucket
Pages 2 – 5 target story sequencing. The larger pictures (pages 2-3) can be used for a classroom story board, or for individual students. The smaller pictures (pages 4-5) are included on a worksheet. The students can cut them out, sequence the story at the top, re-tell it, and take it home. Parents love to hear and see the story that you read with their kids during school!
Pages 6 – 7 target story comprehension (and identifying the types of questions being asked - what, where, who, how). The first set (page 6) asks a variety of questions without picture supports for responses. So students must think of the responses on their own (or look back in the book). The second set (page 7) was made with picture supports. Each question has a choice of three responses (1 correct; 2 foil).
Pages 8 – 12 target picture identification and matching. Name (or receptively find) the item on the first page (page 8) then cut out the pictures on the second page (page 9) and glue to the match on the previous page. On page 10, the items are listed name, and on page 11 the items are listed by the sound they made in the story. Find the matching picture (page 12) cut out and glue to the correct name and/or sound on the first two pages (page 10-11).
Page 13 – 14 are game boards. The first one targets picture identification and negation (clothing item or NOT clothing item?). The second one is blank…use it for your own language and/or articulation targets!
Pages 15 – 18 target prepositions. These pages are differentiated, so you can target the same skill at different ability levels. Each page asks, “Where is Scarecrow?” – on page 15, there are two pictures (a tree and a scarecrow) cut out each picture and give your students auditory directions to follow (e.g., move the scarecrow around the tree, put the scarecrow under the tree, etc..); on page 16, the student is given a choice of two picture responses (1 correct; 1 foil); on page 17 the student is given the choice of 3 prepositions to circle to complete a sentence; on page 18 the student is asked to fill in the correct preposition (by writing their response on the blank).
Pages 19 – 20 target sequential auditory/written directions (fist, then, next, last). Cut out the pictures on the first page, and then follow the directions to put Scarecrow together in the corn field (on the second page)
Pages 21 – 22 target expressive language and written language. Both pages ask the student to draw a picture and/or write a short story, given a structured sentence starter. On the first page, the following writing prompt is provided - “I am afraid of…” On the second page, the following writing prompt is provided – “If I had to walk through the woods at night, I would feel…”
This is one of my favorite lessons to pull out during the Halloween season! My students love it! (If you’d like to see more pictures or get more information about this activity visit my blog The Speech Bucket