Today we are spotlighting a classic Halloween read aloud, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. This is a popular book and a favorite in classrooms. Chances are you already have this book in your library, and if not, you will definitely want to add it! Every time I’ve read this book to my class, the students are so engaged and love chiming in with the repeated words throughout the story. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is a timeless story that students in your class will love year after year. - Jodi and the Starts With a Story Team
The story The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is about an old woman who goes for a walk in the woods. As she continues home, it begins to get dark and she runs into a pair of shoes! The little old lady tells the shoes to get out of her way and that she is not afraid, but they continue to follow her. She also encounters a pair of pants, a shirt, gloves, and a hat on her walk. Each time she starts to move faster, but she isn’t afraid. Finally, she runs into a big pumpkin head and runs all the way home. The clothing items follow and knock on her door. Bravely, the little old lady asks what they want and learns they want to scare her. Thinking quickly, the little old lady comes up with a solution that works for her and the clothing. Students will love this classic Halloween read!
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything lends itself to teaching a range of skills and strategies. Teachers can integrate writing, grammar, and vocabulary with this read aloud. It also can be used to teach so many different reading comprehension strategies!
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