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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose Sequencing Activity

Are you looking for Valentine’s Day reading activities for your kids? Grab this free printable There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose Sequencing Activity!

After reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro, they will retell the story by putting the pictures in sequential order.

As your young learners connect the story cards together using plastic links, they will work on developing their fine motor skills too.

Reading activities

Why do your kids need to learn story sequence? The ability to recall a story in sequential order is an important comprehension strategy.

Practicing how to retell a story will help your beginning readers learn other comprehension skills such as rereading and summarizing.

The ability to place events or steps in order will help your students not only in reading but in many other subject areas too.

Getting Ready to Use the Valentine’s Day Sequencing Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 8 Story Sequencing Cards

What Else Is Needed:

To get this book-inspired activity ready for your kids to do, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

fine motor activity

Next, laminate the cards so it is easier for your young learners to connect the links to them.

Then, cut them apart. Finally, punch holes on all of the black dots.

How to Use the Valentine’s Day Sequencing Activity:

After reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colando, your students can retell the story in sequential order.

Fine motor skills

First, they will connect the pictures of the old lady and rose together using plastic links.

Sequencing activity

Next, the old lady swallows lace so your kids will connect the rose and lace pictures together.

Retelling activity

They will then will continue attaching the pictures in sequential order until all of them are connected.

Your young learners can go back through the book and look at the pictures to recall the items if needed.

Comprehension activity

This There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose Sequencing Activity is a hands-on way for your beginning readers to work on retelling, sequencing, and much more.

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Download The There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose Sequencing Activity:

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