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I don’t know about you… but I’ve been an awfully cold lady lately! Brrrr…
Today I’m talking about Lucille Colandro’s There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! If you’ve visited my blog before, then you know how much I love book series. They are wonderful for students with language disorders, because they enter a therapy session with some background knowledge!
Here are some fun ways to use these old lady books:
1) Inferencing – While this book is certainly wonderful for basic comprehension questions, it’s also perfect for tapping into higher level thinking skills. The old lady is systematically swallowing the parts of a snowman! Scaffold students to help them infer what will be swallowed next and what may pop out after she hiccups!
2) Categories – Although, I’ve never talked about ways to use this book series for categorization – it’s a wonderful tool to target grouping! Have students sort the items that the lady swallows in a variety of ways! (ex. sort the items into “hot” and “cold,” “clothing” and “things,” or by colors)
3) Describing – Students can describe each of the objects that the old lady swallows
I also made a book companion for this book! Here’s a peek!
I hope you have a wonderful Wild About Books Wednesday!