From Ms. Ross:
Students hear the book The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything written by Linda Williams and illustrated by Megan Lloyd when they are in kindergarten. In first grade, students act out the book.
The first grade English Standard of Learning number 1.1 states:
The student will continue to demonstrate growth in the use of oral language.
c) participate in a variety of oral language activities, including choral speaking, and reciting short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated patterns.
d) participate in creative dramatics.
In the story, the little old lady is walking down a forest path after dark.
She is followed by two big shoes that go clomp, clomp, a pair of pants that go wiggle, wiggle, a shirt that goes shake, shake, two white gloves that go clap, clap, a tall black hat that goes nod, nod, and a very huge, very orange, very scary pumpkin head that goes boo, boo! At the end of the story, the clothes and the pumpkin head come together to become a scarecrow in the old lady’s garden.
Some students are chosen as the characters while their audience classmates make the motions and sounds for each character .
The students have a GREAT time participating in creative dramatics with this story.