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Students complete activities with the book There Was An Old Lady That Swallowed a Fly.  For this literature lesson, students hear the story and recognize the animals. They create fly soup and discuss healthy foods and junk foods. 
There was an old lady who swallowed some leaves? Little learners read a new version of the old swallow story with a fall twist as they try to answer the big question; Why is that lady swallowing all that weird stuff? The teacher's guide includes pre-reading activities, rhyming vocabulary practice, modeled and shared reading ideas, worksheets, flashcards, and cross-curricular extension ideas based on the story. The strategies used aid in reading comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary acquisition in a fun and engaging way. Plus, the book is hilarious!
Preschoolers will love learning the song, " I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" with this PowerPoint. Each slide contains an image of an old lady and the animal she swallowed. Note: Audio does not appear to be working, however this song is available on CD, or better yet, have your students provide the sound track. They can sing and make animal noises.
In this Origami following directions worksheet, student make 15 sequential folds to make a swallow. They make one cut with scissors when forming the tail.
In this science and visual discrimination worksheet, pupils examine images of a cliff swallow, bighorn sheep and northern flying squirrel. Next to each picture is the same image which has been divided into 9 pieces and scrambled. Students place the numbers 1 through 9 in the lettered boxes to create the original images.
Even if your language arts class has never been fishing, they can understand the popular idiom "Swallow hook, line, and sinker." They review the definition of idioms and how they don't mean what they literally say. Then, they observe context clues to define the idiom of focus. Use the video in your computer lab, or as a warm-up reading exercise.
Fourth graders examine the new vocabulary associated with the book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly before listening to a teacher read aloud of the book. They complete a choral reading of the story, sequence it, and write newspaper type article using 5 W questions.
Students read Joyce McDonald's, Swallowing Stones while investigating the literary elements used in the writing. They define a large number of vocabulary words to be applied when reading. Finally, they write a persuasive essay.
Students read the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Trout in order to understand food chains. In this food chain lesson plan, students complete a food chain worksheet with a butterfly, bird, and berries.
Young learners sing the song "I Know an Old Who Swallowed a Fly." They learn to track the words on a pocket chart and identify rhymes in the song as they are learning. Using illustrations, a flip chart, and the song, the teacher will help learners identify the written words as they grow familiar with the words to the song. Rhyming words are a focus as well.
Students participate in various activities using the story There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. For this reading fluency lesson, students read the story and then practice comprehension, fluency, and writing. An estimation activity and reproducible is included.
Students read the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and then practice identifying measuring tools that go with the story. In this measurement tools lesson, students read the story and then visit several measurement centers. Students select the correct tool for each measurement table and write it in their notebooks.
Second graders examine how a food chain functions. They define what a food chain is, and act out a food chain with the students acting as different animals. Students then sing the song "I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," and create a food chain pyramid using paper cubes.
Students practice increasing their reading fluency by exercising the process of decoding for sight recognition. They utilize index cards that tie in with the song and tune of "The Wheels on the Bus" and "There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly."
In this story/song worksheet, students participate in cutting out and coloring the animals from the story/song, "The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly". Students act out the story with their animals as they read/sing it together.
Youngsters listen to the story, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." After discussing the story, going over new vocabulary, and repeating the rhymes in the story, they study the parts of a fly. They finish by creating a fly on the computer and printing it out for their science folder. A good lesson!
Students examine their own digestive system by taking a mock field trip. They create a model or map of the system.
Students listen to the story I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie. They predict what will happen next as they listen to the story. They sequence pictures and words to desribe a story.
Here is an entertaining way to introduce your language learners to several significant grammatical structures. The children’s rhyme, There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, contains examples of noun and relative clauses for the class to study. Using rhyme, meter, and reasoning skills, class members build vocabulary and an understanding of the English wording.
In this picture puzzle scramble worksheet, students place the numbers 1 through 9 in the lettered boxes on the right to create the image on the left. They see a picture of a Yellow-rumped warbler, a Cedar waxwing, and a Bank Swallow next to the 3 puzzles.

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