3-Minute Video on How to Teach Sequencing and Retelling with the Beloved Old Lady Series
“When my students see me pick up [There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!], their eyes get really big and they get really excited because they love trying to find out what happens next. By the time I get to the end of the book, they’re reading along with me!” —Alexia Perkins
Discover how you can use the Scholastic Book Clubs Book of the Week, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro, illustrated by Jared Lee, with your students in this exclusive teacher review video by Alexia Perkins, a second grade teacher at Coventry Elementary in Yorktown, Virginia.
Alexia suggests many grade-appropriate activities you can try in your classroom, including:
• Retelling, Summarizing, and Sequencing: Encourage students to tell the story aloud in their own words by describing what the Old Lady swallowed “first,” “second,” and so on.
• Creative Group Work: Put students into teams and encourage them to work together to redraw the events of the book. It’s a great way to stretch creative muscles and practice collaboration.
• Rhyme and Fluency: Read aloud There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! with an engaging inflection to help students hear rhymes and recognize the pattern of the Old Lady’s actions. (Check out a recording of Lucille’s read-aloud at storyvoice.live!)
Try a classroom activity inspired by Alexia’s suggestions in this week’s Cooked Up from a Book!
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