I love using this book in my speech sessions!! So many targets:
- This story allows a fun and exciting way to recall sequences of details.
- The title alone is in the past tense. You can review your verb tenses and regular vs irregular verbs with this story. “Now the wind is blowing.” “The wind blew.” You can do a KWL chart on what other irregular verbs they can think of to assess prior knowledge before reading the story.
- You can practice predicting skills. What do you think will happen next?
- Other questioning: How would you feel if you saw all these things fly away? Is this story real or make believe?
For my dedicated readers, I have included my visuals made with Boardmaker, a sentence strip, and a writing follow up activity. You can even take a fan and make the visuals “fly away!”