The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Phew! What a title. I’m almost exhausted just typing it out.
I am continuing to plan for students through the month of October and decided that this was the perfect book for a third grader who struggles with her describing skills. This story is about a lady, who it turns out, is quite human and afraid of strange noises in the dark. It is a Halloween/Fall themed book, complete with jack-o-lantern and scarecrow. The story emphasizes repetitive noises and lines to help children learn the rhythm of the story and the vocabulary.
Speech Therapy Ideas:
1. Work on lots of /l/ sounds: little, old, lady, left, long, clomp
2. Turn the book into a play. Use this script to act out the scenes, practice volume and inflection, and possibly put on a production!
3. Practice sequencing. This site has a variety of ideas including story parts to cut apart and sequence with the students.
she met a shirt two gloves and a hat
went for a walk in the forest.
she ran home and sat in her chair
the next morning she found a scarecrow
she met two big shoes and a pair of pants
one afternoon a little old lady
on her way home
she met a huge scary pumpkinhead