Thursday, August 01, 2013

Swallowed Some Books--and a Bundle!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE my activity cards. Activity cards for anything really--books, songs, chants. But activity cards for the "Old Lady Series" might be one of my top five favorites. And my kiddos favorites too!

Activity cards are a GREAT way to keep students attention during a read aloud. You can also assess them for receptive skills, matching (picture in book, to picture they have), following directions, etc. We even incorporate social skills. If a student doesn't notice that they have the card, a friend can tell them. This is a good social piece to add for my kiddos.

I finally put together cards for the last book. "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed some Books" 

If you are familiar with this product of mine, then you know what's included. If you aren't, it's a simple set of cards for each of the items in the book that the old lady swallows and then a photo for what she coughs out at the end as well. I typically read the book once to my students, placing the cards out myself. Then on the second read aloud I pass out the cards, 1 to each student, or 2 to some students if we have extras.

Things I consider when passing out my cards--who has the longest amount of wait time? Give that student the last card. If you have a very impatient student, give them the first card. The next time you do the activity, maybe the second card. You can easily scaffold it.

Who bends cards, etc almost immediately after you give them? Yeah. I don't give cards that go with the end of the text to that friend. ;) (Obviously I can print new ones if they get too messed up)

If you need this set to add to the other activity cards of mine you have, you can purchase it in my TpT Store.


Now that they are all finished, you can buy them in a full BUNDLE! That's activity cards for 9 different books. Another fun piece, with the bundle you will also get activity sheets for each of the text. There are the same sheets included for each book, but obviously the photos are different! These activity sheets cannot be purchased elsewhere in my stores so if they interest you, you may want to consider the bundle.

You can purchase this bundle in either of my stores.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the product! Do you have a favorite book series to read with your kiddos?


1 comment

Jess said...

Looks great! You are so creative!
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