Students Can Draw, Write, and Put Story Elements in Order
There was an old lady who swallowed some leaves…and a shirt…and a pole…and some rope, pants, a pumpkin, and some hay too. Boy, that’s a lot to keep track of!
The Old Lady is up to her antics again in There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro, illustrated by Jared Lee—the Scholastic Book Clubs Book of the Week. This fall-themed romp is also perfect for teaching students about story order, tracking story elements, and retelling.
Please download and share this free, printable “There Was an Old Lady Who Could Retell a Story!” activity with your class. As students explore the Old Lady’s bottomless appetite and recall all the items she swallows in the book, it will add to their excitement for the story and the fall season.
Have students work in teams as they sort story elements. Teamwork is a great lesson to teach at the start of a new school year to foster collaboration year-round!
This activity is inspired by second grade teacher Alexia Perkins. Watch Alexia’s full Book Talks video for more ideas on how to use There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! in your classroom, including how she uses this book when teaching virtually.
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