There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books | Book Companion |Reader Response

Grade Levels
1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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  • PDF
30 pages
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Teaching literacy with There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books, by Lucille Colandro. Make an interactive reading booklet which provides the opportunity to retell the story, read for fluency and talk about books and reading at home. Over 30 pages to use with this fun book that children love. Talk about make-believe and fiction. Silly and absurd! Enjoy good books!

This book companion includes:

  • ask and answer questions
  • story order
  • remembering the story events
  • learning new words - cards for display
  • color and write about the story
  • word work
  • phonics
  • sight words
  • cut and paste
  • color and write
  • teacher directions

This book is a wonderful book to read aloud to young readers who are learning about literacy and books. Thank you for previewing this teacher resource.

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