Snap, Clap, and Sing Along to an Original Track Inspired by a Kid-Favorite Series
The Book Boys are back with a playground favorite you might remember from your own childhood. If not, don’t worry: Allister, Elliott, and Max will show you how it’s done!
Join the Book Boys as they play the “Name of” game inspired by There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro with illustrations by Jared Lee, an autumnal installment of the beloved bestselling series. Then dance along to an original song to enrich their experience of the Book of the Week.
We’ve heard from teachers that brain breaks are fantastic for restoring focus after recess or in between lessons. Play this video for your class and get students energized to read!
1. Read aloud There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! Have fun with different inflections and emphasize the rhymes.
2. To transition to a fun lesson about sequencing and retelling, play the Book Boys music video twice—once so students can hear the song, the second time so they can take a brain break and play and dance along.
3. Encourage your students to play the “Name of…” game in small groups. Challenge them to go in the same order as the book to practice sequencing. (And don’t miss Alexia Perkins’s Book Talks teacher review video for more activity ideas!)
If you’re able, please share photos of your students participating in a Book Boys Brain Break on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
Allister, Elliott, and Max are three friends who work at Scholastic Book Clubs and love books—and they want to share the joy of reading with your students! New this school year: every week, you can watch the Book Boys in a brand-new fun, educational, and engaging video to give students a brain break and get excited about the Book of the Week. Play the Book Boys videos in your classroom (or at home) to help your students connect to the story and explore the exciting world of reading.
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