If your students love the There Was An Old Lady Who... books as much as mine do, then they'll love this writing assignment! I have included planning, drafting, and publishing sheets to go along with any “Old Lady” unit or story. Students will use these sheets to completely write their own “There Was An Old Lady” story. First they will use the planning page to brainstorm ideas for the old lady to eat. Next they will use the sentence frames on the drafting sheet to write the story. Revise, proofread, and then publish on one of the three publishing options.
This writing assignment is also great for touching upon several of the Common Core Language standards. Have students read their finished product to their peers or during an author's fair to practice several Common Core Speaking and Listening standards as well!
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