Welcome to Wild About Books Wednesday! Each Wednesday, I discuss how to use a specific book in therapy. I may share a list of ideas, a book companion, or a freebie! If you’re a blogger, please consider joining in on the fun by linking up with your own book ideas! Just use the picture at the bottom of this post to link back to me. Lately, I’ve been working feverishly preparing for Halloween! I just could not let Halloween escape without some old lady shenanigans! My latest book companion supports Lucille Colandro’s There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat.
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I believe that book series are perfect for children with language disorders. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, reoccurring characters equip our students with background knowledge. Background knowledge is a critical ingredient for comprehension. Whenever I whip out an Old Lady book, my students immediately recognize her and start discussing previous books! Yes!
This book is a wonderful tool! If you haven’t picked up on it, I refer to books as tools a lot! In my opinion, that’s exactly what they are.
This book can be used to work on story-retelling and sequencing. This book companion includes a variety of motivating activities to address these skills. Students can feed the old lady cards or use an interactive retelling mat.