There Was An Old Lady...
Use these storybook twists on a favorite rhyme to build your students’ reading fluency and strengthen word skills
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
While we may never know why she swallowed that fly, zany storybook spin-offs about everyone's favorite old lady provide the perfect opportunity to teach readers at every level. Begin by reading aloud a few versions of this side-splitting tale. (Try Lucille Colandro's There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! for a seasonal twist.) Then create a chart to compare and contrast the versions with your students.