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THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY
ideas and printable resources
... Marcia's Lesson Links
activities for "I Know an Old Lady" books
... Little Giraffes Teaching Ideas
interactive writing & illustrating a class book
make an "old lady" manipulative to use for retelling the story
printable story characters
... Preschool Printables (available in color or black-and-white)
... Enchanted Learning
-- make the lady & the animals she ate
multiple choice comprehension quiz
cloze (fill-in-the-blank) quiz
story map graphic organizer--beginning, middle, end
vocabulary (story words) graphic organizer
vocabulary (animals) graphic organizer
vocabulary -- story words AND color words
vocabulary -- draw story words
vocabulary -- alphabetical order
vocabulary -- match words & pictures
vocabulary -- synonyms
vocabulary -- spelling word questions
spelling -- fill in the missing letters
circle the beginning sound
circle the correctly-spelled word
word pieces puzzle
-- combine pairs of word segments to make spelling words
unscramble the words
(includes picture cues)
word (& letter) shape puzzle
draw & write--favorite scene
draw & write--"If I swallowed a fly.."
draw & write--different ending
compare -- draw & compare 2 animals from the story
-- write a sentence with story spelling words
story apron from
from 1964...sung by Burl Ives ... YouTube
There was an Old Lady...YouTube
There was an Old Monster
(who swallowed a tick) ...
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Teaching ideas & free printables
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for more on this book
There was an old witch who wanted a bat....
And a mummy and a skeleton--her ghoulish list went on and on. Rhythmic text, spooky artwork, and a hint of suspense will have children howling in glee as they embark on this mischievous romp through an eerie but humorous landscape.
This spine-tingling, silly twist on the favorite nursery rhyme "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" is brought to life by the award-winning illustrator David Catrow.
(summary from book jacket)
Veteran children's author Ed Emberly, a Caldecott medalist, teams up with his daughter, Rebecca Emberly, also a best-selling children's author and illustrator, and his musician granddaughter Adrian Emberly in
There Was An Old Monster!
Based on the traditional song of the woman who swallowed the fly
, this fun, vividly illustrated book employs creative lyrics and a surprise ending that will delight young children.
Readers can also download the tune from the publisher's Web site.
by Mirra Ginsburg ...
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Grandpa found a piece of clay and fashioned it into a boy. As soon as the clay boy dried out by the fire, he jumped up and cried, "I am here! I am hungry!" He ate and ate, and he grew and grew. He ate everything in sight, and before you knew it, he was a giant. Would you like to know what happened to him?
(summary from book jacket)
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