1-2-3 Come Do Some "There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow" Activities With Me
There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro, is one of my favorite winter books. My kiddos LOVE it.
It's perfect for practicing sequencing and a variety of other standards.
With that in mind, I designed There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow Literacy Packet, with quick, easy and fun "print & go" activities, games, and even a class-made book “We Swallowed Some Stuff Too!.
The packet includes:
* A "label the cover" worksheet, with completed sample.
* Characters, setting and events pocket chart cards.
* Story elements, plus Beginning-Middle-& End parts of the story, worksheets.
* Worksheets for sequencing the story.
* Several writing prompt worksheets, for summarizing the story and explaining your favorite part.
* Who-What-Why-When-Where-How? worksheet.
* Several games, including a set of Memory Match cards that you can play 3 additional games with.
*Venn diagram worksheets, which are a fun way to practice comparison & contrast.
* A graphing extension.
* 27, pocket chart, sentence cards, which help review the story, as well as practice capitalization & end punctuation.
* There's a matching set of mini cards, to use for several other activities.
* “Ask me to tell you the story." bookmarks.
* "Ss is for snowman and . . ." beginning letter sound worksheet.
* Rhyme time worksheet, with matching answer-key poster
"How Many Words Can You Make?” worksheet with an answer-key poster, plus
A class-made, writing prompt book: "We Swallowed Some Stuff Too".
There are two choices. One is vertical, the other horizontal, plus I’ve included a full-color pattern for you, as well as a black & white template for students.
Students color, cut and glue their slider together.
As children pull on the end of the “slider”, the various pictures go through the “window”, so that it looks like the cold lady is swallowing these things just like in the story.
I introduce the lesson by reading the story, then share my sample with the children. We retell the tale together, using the picture prompts on the slider.
My students now know what’s expected of them, and are excited to transition to making a "cold lady" of their own.
Finally, another quick, easy and fun option for sequencing and retelling the story, is The Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow story Wheel and Puzzle Packet, which also helps assess comprehension.
There are full color patterns to use for centers, as well as a sample to share, plus a black and white pattern, so your students can make their own.
When everyone is done with their story wheel, take a moment to retell the story as a whole group, by turning the wheel.
As a comprehension-assessment tool, and for fine motor practice, another option is to have students cut up the picture sections, then glue them to the blank wheel in the appropriate order.
To practice ordinal numbers, have children write 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. on each piece.
I've also included "Sequence the Story” Puzzles.
Use the full-color versions for an independent center, and print the black & white pattern, so children can color, cut and arrange their own puzzle.
There's also a writing prompt worksheet, where students write what happened in the story.
If you’re studying fractions, be sure and take a teachable moment to review that vocabulary and information.
I know a lot of teachers will be celebrating 100 Day soon, so the featured FREEBIE today is a packet of 18, 100 Day Certificates, in color as well as black and white. I hope you find them useful.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for visiting.
I hope your students enjoy The Little Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow and the certificates as much as mine do.
Wishing you a carefree and cozy day.
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