There Was an Old Lady Fall Sequencing & Writing Activity

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Can you feel it? Fall is in the air and it is my favorite time of year! There Was an Old Lady themed books are fun to read and are a great model text to inspire young writers. Students can “feed” the old lady as the stories are read aloud. This lesson includes sequencing activities for two books and a graphic organizer to help students write their own stories.

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Students really love the fun way the stories build at each turn of the page and the funny endings. The repetition of the books really helps students write their own similar stories. Students get to decide their own main character besides an old lady to swallow things up. I have students draw their characters with their mouth open and then display their stories underneath. Which story will you read first? There is a pretty funny reading of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves on YouTube.

 This Activity Includes:

• Five activities
• Old Lady manipulative activity sheet with directions
• Sequencing cards for each story
• Sequencing activity sheet for each story
• Writing graphic organizer
• Student stationary for publishing (2 designs)