My students LOVE these "old lady" activities. They love "feeding" the old lady puppets, and I love the rhyming, word identification, sequencing, and story telling that I know teaches them important early literacy skills. I also love leaving these sets for substitute teachers.
Introduce or review story elements with There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey by Lucille Colandro.
This resource includes the following resources:
- Story Telling Set
- Paper Bag Puppet (color and black and white) with old lady and everything she swallowed
- Sequencing Cards (color and black and white)
- Word Cards
Please note: The picture book is not included with this unit. If you don’t have it in your collection, you can check it out from your local library.
Check out my other "old lady" units:
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shark
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
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I am a National Board Certified Teacher/Librarian in Albuquerque, NM. I have been working in education for over 20 years. I am also a literacy specialist and have a master's degree in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. My passion is developing thematic, literature-based curriculum units that build early reading, writing and math skills through science and social studies themes.
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