This is another activity based on “The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams. It is a pre-literacy activity using technology to build auditory, listening comprehension, sequencing, and vocabulary skills. It is intended for pre-readers with limited verbal skills.
- TapSequence Plus App
- Green digital recorders from APH
- Shoes, pants, shirt, gloves, hat, pumpkin head
To prepare activity:
- Set up bulletin board with objects from the story
- Record name of objects and the sound they made in the book on the digital recorders (“The shoes went stomp, stomp”).
- Record the story using TapSequence Plus, one page for each “tap” so a tap is like turning a page.
- Within the story, when a new piece of clothing or pumpkin head is introduced, make the next tap say “find the ________”
The activity in action!
- Allow the kids to take turns tapping the iPad to read the story.
- When they come to the “find the ___________”, have them explore the bulletin board and find the item.
- Let them check their answer by using the digital recorder
- Allow the kids to record on digital recorders and match the recorder to the object on the bulletin board.
- Have a scarecrow close by to show them the ending of the book.
- Put digital recorders on clothes with velcro so they can be removed and kids can sequence the sounds.
- Use Braille labels in place of recorders for readers.