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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat by Lucille Colandro

Pumpkin songs, hay rides, and trick-or-treating: October is such a fun month! Halloween provides a motivating theme for young children as they imagine, role play, disguise, and learn about emotions. Stories about this favorite time of year can be used to teach countless skills such as rhyming and vocabulary. 

Lucille Colandro has written numerous Old Lady stories that use the same format for many themes. These books showcase an Old Lady who swallows items related to a category or holiday leading us to a surprise ending. Her use of rhythym, rhyme, imagery, and fun engages young readers, and her Halloween version is no exception. 

Here are some activities to use with her Halloween version, "There Was An old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat. 

Vocabulary

   

 

  

 

Communication 

 

Sequencing

 

 

Retelling

 

Comprehension

 

 

Memory 

 

Have fun reading together and Happy Halloween!