Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Tell and draw stories are something that children and teachers ask for again and again. I was going through old files I found this one called OWA TAGOO SIAM. This is good for listening skills and sequencing. Do it the first time and you’ll have a few kids “get it” at the end. On the second telling, leave out some words and let children supply the missing information. After several times invite the children to join you in drawing and telling the story.
Once there was a little old lady who lived out in the country.

Her house was shaped like an oval.  (head)

It had a little window that was a circle.  (eye)

She had a garden beside her house.  (beak)

And she planted seeds there.

Near her house there was a lake.  (body)

And there was a little island in the lake.  (wing)

Campers from the city would come and pitch tents by the lake.  (feet)

They would walk to the lake to look at the fish in the water.  (legs)

They would also watch the geese on the island.

But the people made so much noise they scared the geese and away they flew.  (feathers)

The little old lady heard all the commotion and went down to the lake to see what was going on.  (neck)

What do you think she saw?

When she got home she laughed and said, “OWA TAGOO SIAM!”

Say this faster and faster and it will sound like, “Oh, what a goose I am!”

Here’s a copy that might be a little easier to follow: