Teachingheart Activities & printables to match,
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell
by: Lucille Colandro & illustrated by Janet Lee

If you are creating a beach theme in your classsroom, here is a perfect book for you to read to your class.

After reading the story, have the students retell the story. Have them sort the pictures of what the old lady swallowed first, second, & third.
Click here to download the pictures of the items the lady swallowed. Print, cut, and laminate them before you use them.

Have students create an Old Lady that they can use to act out the story. Use a ziploc baggie for the belly and have the students draw the pictures of the items the lady swallowed.

Use vocab cards in your pocket chart for your students to refer to when writing about this story in their journals.
Click here to download the cards that match the story.

Click here to download a write and draw activity to match this book.


Compare and Contrast Old Lady Books - Click a book for activities to match from Teaching Heart

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow

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A great couple of lessons would be to compare and contrast these books.
How are they similar and how aren't they alike?

Click to view a Venn Diagram to Use

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