Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Book Talk Tuesday - Do Your Ears Hang Low?

I was recently given a stack of children's books for my birthday. This was one of them:
Do Your Ears Hang Low? (Published by Scholastic)
It is a classic children's song turned into a book. 
The first thing I did when reading this book was to put small post it notes over some words. We read the book and predicted what the covered words might be. Surprisingly, it took a while for them to catch on to the fact that I was covering the word that rhymed with the last word in the sentence above:) They were being so creative with their predictions, though!

Then we read it normally (and sung it!). 

I then gave them a "special listening activity" (aka mini test to see who knows what about sentence parts!)
I had typed out some sentences from the story. I stood in front of the class and gave them the "special instructions" for them to complete on their own. 
E.g Circle the capital letters/Underline the sight word your/cross out the question marks/colour the spaces yellow and so on.
They then drew a picture of what their ears could do. This students said, "My ears look like love hearts". :)

The students loved it so much and did so well on their "special listening activity" that I decided to spruce it up a bit and give it away for FREE for all my wonderful blog readers and Facebook Fans.
So, you can either click on the picture below to download the FREE Do Your Ears Hang Low Special Listening Activity.
 Or you can head over to Facebook, become a Fan (like Rainbow Lily Designs) and then click on the 'Freebie's for Fans' tab on the left hand side to get the activity.

Hope you find it useful!
Till next time, 

Stay joyful!


  1. This is a great post! Love the book, love the song, and we do poetry in our notebooks, so the freebie is terrific! Thanks, Lily!
    Kidpeople Classroom

  2. I just love your idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Second Grade Sweetie Pies

  3. I love this rhyme - will definitely have to check out the book!
    Growing Little Learners