This listing is everything you need for a series of reading lessons surrounding There Was a Cold Lady who Swallowed Some Snow.
- 10 visuals to help students while reading and retelling the story (includes the cold lady, all of the things she swallowed, an "idea", "hiccup hiccup" and the surprise that pops out at the end!)
- A 10 page (including cover and "the end") sequencing book - students will match picture to page and fill in the blank for each page with a picture to match. The sequencing book asks students to order the the things that the cold lady swallows, her idea, and the surprise at the end. The book has a predictable pattern for the pages ("There was a cold lady who swallowed a/some ...") to help struggling readers feel successful.
*All images are provided in color and in black and white
With my class, we spent 3 days working on this book
Day 1: introduce book and read with visuals support - I pass out visual cards to my students so they each have a similar amount, we talk about what is on each card, and as we read the story we listen to hear when the cards are used. My students pass the cards to the center of the table and we place them in order.
Day 2: re-read book with visuals in same manner as Monday, allowing for students to "help" with the retelling of the story, then if students are showing familiarity with pattern and story, we begin the sequencing book
Day 3: Read book and work on building individual sequencing books with small group - students each got to read their book independently to the small group before they went home :)
I taught this lesson with my small group of Kindergartners who are non-readers. My kids benefit from the multiple readings of the book so that they come to predict what will happen next and become confident with their retell of the story. If you are reading with a group of stronger readers, you can condense this down to one or two days worth of activities.
My non-readers felt very successful with this book - the pattern was easy for them to pick up and they were all successful at independently "reading" their book before they went home.
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