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#4172. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout Lesson

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Sat Apr 5 10:22:07 PDT 2008 by Meghan Webb (Meghan Webb).

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!
By: Teri Sloat


Pre-Reading
1.) Show the front cover of the book
2.) What is a trout? (Have students guess then show picture)
3.) Why do you think that there is an exclamation mark in the title? What does this mean?
4.) Vocabulary Review (Animals)
5.) Picture Walk


During Reading
1.) What two words on this page rhyme? (Example: trout, about)
2.) Have the students pick up and pretend to eat the picture to mimic what the old lady is eating (example: trout, salmon, otter)
3.) What is happening to the old lady as the story goes on? (Getting Fatter)

Post-Reading
1.) This book had a lot of rhymes. What are rhyming words?
Think of a word that rhymes with: hat, ball, pen, fox, jet, etc

Comprehension Questions:
1.) What was the title of this book? What did the old lady look like?
2.) Do you remember two words in this story that rhymed?
3.) What were some of the things that the old lady ate?
4.) Where did these animals live?
5.) What does the word commotion mean?
6.) What happened at the very end of the story?


2.) Draw a Story Sequencing Worksheet Activity (See Enclosed)
3.) Additional Skills Worksheets