The little old lady is back, and this time she is getting her garden ready for spring. First she swallows a frog, then dirt, seeds, rain, sunlight, gloves, and her rake; at the end she has a beautiful garden.
Included in this download is everything you need for a set of small group activities for "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog".
- 12 visuals to help students while reading and retelling the story (includes the old lady, all of the things she swallowed, her garden at the end, and additional pictures to support retelling the story)
- An 11 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 and her surprise visitor at the end. The book has a predictable pattern for the pages ("There was an old lady who swallowed a/some/the ...") to help struggling readers feel successful.
- A traceable sequencing book in both color and black and white. For your students who are emerging writers who have difficulty copying words or your students who are having trouble with the retelling aspect of the book. Students can use the outlined word in the book to match to the word on the picture and then trace the word independently.
*All images are provided in color and in black and white
I use these books with my small group of special needs Kindergartners who are primarily non-readers. My students 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. We spend the first day or two reading the book with visuals and then begin working on our sequencing books. By the time we are through, we have spent 3-4 days on the book and my students are able to "read" their book to tell the story independently and use their book to follow along during a teacher read aloud of the book.
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