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There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly | Pam Adams
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An illustrated version of the cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly.
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thejessashmore
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This book, a Caldecott award winner, is a story about an old lady who kept swallowing animals to catch the animal she swallowed before it.

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thejessashmore

I would use this book in my future classroom, because it can get a quiet, more relaxed, classroom more excited and energetic due to how fun and silly you can make your voice while reading it.

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thejessashmore

I don't know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she'll die.

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mack2799

Loved the illustrations and set up of the book with different size holes inside of it. Would just be a good enjoyable read for kids when in the mood for a laugh.

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DeannaP
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Tonight, we read “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly” by Simms Taback. This is a fiction picture book that won the silver Caldecott award. It‘s about a Lady who started off swallowing a fly, and no one knows why. She then continues to swallow a bunch of animals. She starts off eating small animals that catch one another and gradually increases to eating big ones until she dies. #ucflae3414su19

DeannaP This would be a good book for students who are still learning their animals, learning sizes, sequences or are learning how to rhyme. An ESOL strategy that could go along with this book would be to “continually monitor students‘ comprehension” I could do this by asking which animals she ate before reading the new one she eats.  A lesson that could go with this book is where the students change the ending of the book. 7mo
DeannaP https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/there-was-old-... An ED strategy to go with this would be to clarify syntax and structure. We can discuss as a class the word choice the author used and how it was set up. 7mo
Macker11 Scholastic really has some great resources! I like the idea of rewriting the ending! 7mo
DrSpalding I love that you read these books to your son! He will be a wonderful little person to test out great books on! Traditional literature is wonderful for storytelling. 6mo
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Gabylaurel10
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly illustrated by Pam Adams is a traditional literature picture book that would be perfect for a story telling! Above is my visuals used for when I did a story telling https://sunflowerstorytime.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/there-was-an-old-lady1.pd... This story telling activity would work well with the ESOL strategy 17 of using audio visuals, models, body language, and demonstrations.

Gabylaurel10 This book also works well with UDL strategies 5.1 and 5.2 of having multiple media and tools for communication, construction, and composition. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
ATejada What a great book and a great job you did with the storytelling piece! This is something I would definitely read to kids! Thanks for sharing! 1y
Gabylaurel10 @ATejada thank you!! You did really well with your story telling as well!! 1y
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AmyPerezCubas Your presentation for this was amazing LOVED it! The kids will have a blast when you do that with them 1y
Gabylaurel10 @AmyPerezCubas thank you!! I think the kids will too! 1y
Kaelya I LOVED YOU STORYTELLING! You did such a good job! 1y
DrSpalding You did a lovely job on your storytelling. This is classic traditional literature. Please do this for your students. 1y
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Oryx
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#picturebooklove #17booklove love this version of this story. The eyes close when you turn the last page. Slightly macabre maybe...

UnidragonFrag This looks creepy cool! 3y
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