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The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

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The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly:
Online Book

An online book for early readers about the rhyme called The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. The story is about a lady who swallows a series of animals until she died! The book has pages on the fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, cow, and horse.


The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly:
Printable Book

A printable book for early readers about the rhyme called The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. The story is about a lady who swallows a series of animals until she died! The book has pages on the fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, cow, and horse.


The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Tiny Picture Dictionary

A short, printable picture dictionary of words related to the story, "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" -- for early readers. The student cuts out the pages, staples them together, then writes each word in the tiny book. The words are: bird, cat, cow, dog, eat, fly, goat, horse, lady, and spider.

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Cut-and-Paste Picture Dictionary

A short, printable picture dictionary of animals from the story called "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" -- for early readers. The words are: bird, cat, cow, dog, eat, fly, goat, horse, lady, and spider.

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Craft

Make a lady and the animals she ate from paper -- these accompany the rhyming story The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
comprehension quiz

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Comprehension Quiz

Print a simple, multiple choice comprehension quiz about the story of The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Or go to the answers.
cloze activity

The Old Lady and the Fly Cloze (Fill-in-the-Blank) Quiz

A fill-in-the blank worksheet about The Old Lady and the Fly. Or go to the answers.


Beginning, Middle, and End Story Map Printout

This story map prompts the student to summarize the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly story words in alphabetical order. The words are: old, lady, swallow, fly, ate, spider, bird, cat, dog, cow. Go to the answers.
Match words

Match The Old Lady and the Fly Words and Pictures

Match 10 words from The Old Lady and the Fly story to their pictures. The words are fly, lady, spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, cow, horse. Or go to the answers.
Circle the Starting Sound

Circle the Starting Sound of Words from The Old Lady and the Fly

Circle the starting sounds of words from The Old Lady and the Fly story, and color the picture of the word. The words are lady, bird, spider, dog, cat, fly, cow, goat, horse, eat. Or go to the answers.
Circle the words

Circle the Correctly-Spelled Words from The Old Lady and the Fly

Circle the correct spelling of words from The Old Lady and the Fly, and then color the picture of the words. The words are eat, fly, cat, dog, bird, cow, lady, goat, horse, spider.
Spelling words

The Old Lady and the Fly Spelling Word Questions

Use the list of spelling words from The Old Lady and the Fly to answer simple questions. Words: old, lady swallow, fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, cow, horse. Or go to the answers.
Missing Letters

Missing Letters in The Old Lady and the Fly Words

Find the missing letters in The Old Lady and the Fly story words, and then color the picture of the word. The words are eat, fly, cat, dog, bird, cow, lady, goat, horse, spider.
Spelling words

The Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Word Pieces Puzzle

In this puzzle, combine pairs of word segments to make spelling words from the story "The Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." Words: bird, cat, cow, fly, goat, horse, know, lady, spider, swallowed, wiggled, woman. Or go to the answers.
unscramble

Unscramble The Old Lady and the Fly Story Words

Unscramble The Old Lady and the Fly story words, and then color the picture of the words. The words are lady, bird, spider, dog, cat, fly, cow, goat, horse, eat.
box shapes

The Lady and the Fly Word Shape Puzzle

Solve a word and letter-shape puzzle based on The Old Lady and the Fly story." Words: cow, cat, her, ate, dog, the, her, cat, why, cow, she, ate. Or go to the answers.
find related words

Write Eight Words Related to The Old Lady and the Fly Story

Think of and write eight words related to the The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly story. Then, for each word, write a sentence containing the word. Sample answers: lady, fly, spider, eat, spider, jiggle, horse, die.
find related words

Write Eight Animals

Find and write eight animal words (these could be used in alternate versions of The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly). Sample answers: cat, dog, bird, zebra, horse, fish, whale, dinosaur.
Synonyms

The Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Story Words: Synonyms

Use the word bank to find synonyms of words from The Lady Who Swallowed a Fly story. Words: woman/lady, old/aged, hog/pig, swallow/consume, wriggle/jiggle, absurd/silly, feline/cat, dog/mutt, pig/hog, expire/die. Or go to the answers.


Favorite Scene from the Story: Draw and Write

Draw a picture of your favorite scene from the story, then write about what animal is in it, what is happening, and why.


If I Swallowed A Fly: Draw and Write

Write about what you would do if you swallowed a fly, like the old lady at the beginning of the rhyme, The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, and draw a picture of the scene.


Different Ending for the Story: Draw and Write

Think about a different ending for the story, write about it, and draw a picture of it.
Draw and Compare

Draw and Compare Animals

Draw two animals from the story The Old Lady and the Fly and then answer simple questions comparing them, for example, "Which animal is heavier?"
Color words

I Can Color The Old Lady and the Fly Story Words

Color The Old Lady and the Fly story words, including bird, cow, cat, mouth, dog, spider, goat, fly, lady, horse.
Color words

I Can Draw The Old Lady and the Fly Story Words

Draw and color The Old Lady and the Fly story words, including bird, cow, cat, mouth, dog, spider, goat, fly, lady, horse, wolf.
The Mitten wordsearch

The Old Lady and the Fly Wordsearch Puzzle

Find the words in The Old Lady and the Fly wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message: "The old lady died." Or go to the answers.
Write a Sentence

Write a Sentence for Each Word from The Lady and the Fly Story

Write a sentence for each of The Lady and the Fly story spelling words. Words: lady, swallow, fly, don't, know, why, she, spider, bird, cat.

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Spiders have eight legs.


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House cats are great pets.


Cat

House cats are great pets.


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Dogs are meat-eating mammals.


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A short, printable book about dog and the numbers from 1 to 10 for early readers, with pages for the student to cut out, items to count and color, and a short phrase to copy.
Dog external anatomy

Dog External Anatomy

Label the dog external anatomy diagram.
Answers


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Answers


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