The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Of all the books that relate to the Fall season and/or Halloween, this is my absolute favorite.  Why?  I love how children naturally begin to participate and read with me.  You can not help to get involved with the story.

Listen to my class from a few years ago reading the story.  :)

Last year, I shared how I love to use this book to teach prediction.

Towards, the end of the story, the Little Old Lady hears a knock at the door.  The narrator asks, "Should she answer it?  What do you think she saw?"  At this point, I stop and have the students make their predictions.

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The students draw their prediction using this template that I created.  Afterwards, we see if our predictions matched what actually happened in the text.  Many times, students will draw a few parts of the story but not the entire scarecrow.  The conversation is always lively.

This is a

Happy Reading!


  1. Love the link with predictions. Thanks for the freebie! :)

    Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

  2. We love predicting in our classroom! Thank you so much for sharing!! I am off to find a copy of the book:)
    Good Morning Mrs Rubie

  3. This is great! I'm featuring this post on Bagels and Blogs tomorrow. :)

    Math Coach’s Corner

  4. I LOOOOVEEE this book. One of favorites for this season! Love how you used it to predict!


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