There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

We recently read "There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly" illustrated by Pam Adams. Buga loved it because it's a story she has heard in song, so she was able to see along, anticipate the next words, and repeat the refrain.

I made a set of comprehension cards for her so we could talk about the story and retell it. They are also made from smallest to largest so she can play with size relationships as well.

I drew a large picture of the Old Lady so we could put each picture in her "belly" as she swallowed the fly.

I also laminated the picture so Buga could color it, or draw the animals inside her tummy, with dry erase crayons and we could erase them when she was done.

I love the idea of playing with the books we read together. It's a great way to aid in comprehension and further discuss the topics in a book.


Kory said…
The cards and poster are a great idea, I'd love to do something similar with some of our books, did you just color copy this images to laminate?

Love your blog! :)
Jessica Perkins said…
The cards - I scanned the book and sized rectangle images in Photoshop and printed them in Word. I laminated them with my laminator. As for the drawing....I made it on 11 x 17" paper (which I couldn't laminate at home) so I went to a local teacher store. I find doing these things with books is a great way to reinforce comprehension and play with the concepts we learn about. Thanks for the comment! :)
Kory said…
Thanks so much for the instructions! I think I'm going to try this with a few favorite books!

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