If you love reading the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog book by Lucille Colandro, then you will love to use this book to integrate many skills across many subject areas. Let’s help you get lesson plans ready to go.
Get the Book
First, you can grab this book with this book on Amazon. I got my copies of the book through Scholastic Book Clubs for around $4 a book. The cheaper you can grab it, the better. This book is great to use in Spring when learning about insect and plants because this lady swallows many things and makes a garden at the end.
Sequencing Events for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog
Next, Kindergarten students thrive on FUN sequencing cards. We use these cards in whole group to retell the story. You could make these into puppets on sticks to sequence that way as well. Once students see the cards in order, student can work on sequencing the story on their own. With prompting and support that is.
Now, your little learners can use a printable sequencing sheet to allow each student to sequence the story themselves. Our standard readers “with prompting for support” so I allow my learners to use the book and help from our whole group sequencing activity to guide this activity.
Differentiated Writing Prompts
Next, grab these three differentiated writing prompts for writing about the book, a Write Me Three sheet allowing the student to write about three things from the book, and with a word wall to support writing and vocabulary terms used in the book.
We use these in my classroom during our ELA time and in small groups. Every student can choose their own writing prompt, or each group can use a different writing prompt.
Reading Comprehension Game
Next, my classrooms’ FAVORITE game year after year is the reading comprehension game to practice all those comprehension skills and standards in an engaging way. This game comes with a board, answer key, and 27 reading comprehension questions. Seriously… my students RUN to this station. And I collect so much great data for RTI easily by marking how many questions students get correct.
More Old Lady Frog Printables
Then, there are also lots of additional activities and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog printables to extend this fun book. There is a coloring sheet, Fill the Ten Frame game with two differentiated versions, and even a garden vocabulary labeling activity. I know my little loves will enjoy practicing tons of skills like this ABC activity with this book theme.
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Old Lady Frog Math Activities
Finally, we can integrate this There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog activities into math. We use this theme to make skill review fun!
My students take the mat sheet and write in their numbers to 50. Then they take this example frog solid numbered sheet, which will be cut apart, and match their numbers to their mat. Talk about lots of great math skills in one activity. And each image- frog, sun, gloves, and rain- are each differentiated to meet all your students’ needs
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