There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

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Bibliographic Information: Adams, Pam. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Auburn, ME: Child’s Play (International), 1999. Print.

Brief Annotation: This story is about an old lady who swallows a fly and then proceeds to swallow countless more animals to catch the previous one!

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this: Students who possess a strong sense of imagination will enjoy reading this book. It leaves room for interpretation and allows them to even reenact in person as well.

Rating/Response: 4 – This story is very funny and will definitely keep the students interested and intrigued throughout.

One question you will ask before a read aloud: Why do we think the old lady swallowed a fly?

Reading Strategy: First Days

Rationale for Strategy: I think this book is humorous and would be a great book to start with a class – it could even turn into a skit and students could perform.

Posted By: Katie de St. Aubin

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