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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Worm Sequencing Activity

Celebrate Earth Day with this fun There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Worm Sequencing Activity!

With reading activities like this one, your beginning readers can practice retelling the story and putting the events in sequential order.

As your students use the links to connect the cards together, they will also be developing the fine motor skills.

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Working on comprehension skills such as retelling and sequencing is important for beginning readers.

It helps your kids to understand the story as a timeline and develop an understanding of cause and effect.

Sequential order also helps with memorization skills, which prepares your young learners for more complex stories.

Getting Ready to Use the Story Sequencing Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 8 Story Sequencing Cards

What Else Is Needed:

To get this comprehension activity ready for your students, fill out the form below.

Next, download the PDF and print the cards on white cardstock.

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Then, laminate the cards so it is easier for your kids to connect the links to them.

Finally, cut the cards apart and punch holes on all of the black dots.

How to Use the Story Sequencing Activity:

After reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Worm by Lucille Colando, your kids can practice retelling the story.

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

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Next, the old lady swallows some dirt so your students will connect the worm and dirt pictures together.

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Then, they will continue attaching the pictures in sequential order until all eight are connected together.

This There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Worm Sequencing Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your kids to work on retelling and sequencing.

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