I love the series by Lucille Colandro "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a...". This is a collection of the three fall books in my store "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!", "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat", and "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie". It covers literacy skills such as sequencing, retelling, letter identification and matching, writing, beginning and ending sounds, patterning, classifying objects, measuring, estimating, observing, CVC words, word families, big book writing, determining the larger number, surveying, adding, patterning, and graphing. It also includes research materials and graphic organizers to go along with the theme of some of the books, in this case pumpkins and bats.