Book 231: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout book cover

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!

by Teri Sloat, illustrated by Reynold Ruffins

Updated with a new PDF 3-5-2013

Using a Pacific Northwest art theme and ocean creatures, this story is a twist on the familiar book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  With color that “pops,” the lady in this book becomes larger and larger . . . until at the end she swallows the entire ocean!  Of course, she laughs and giggles and all of the creatures come out.  Children love books with repetitive lines, and this book is one they will be chanting along with the adult who reads it aloud.  It is a quick read, but the children will want to hear it over and over.  The art is stunning and based on Pacific Northwest Native People’s art and colors.

My free PDF includes pocket chart cards with pictures for the teacher resource, a student work page, answer key, and more, 19 pages:  free-there-was-an-old-lady-who-swallowed-a-trout

information photo with some of the pages in the printable

 Happy reading, Carolyn

About Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory, The Wise Owl Factory Book a Day Blog, and is web master for the Wise Owl Factory Teaching Friends blog She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and is a National Board Certified Teacher.
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7 Responses to Book 231: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!

  1. Thank you, Erica, I’m catching on to the Children’s Bookshelf which is a wonderful resource! Thanks, Carolyn
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  2. Erica says:

    This is a new book to me! Thanks for sharing at The Children’s Bookshelf.

  3. Elizabeth Lazarus - retired teacher says:

    Thank you.
    I am sure I can use these ideas.
    And I am sure the students will enjoy working them.

  4. Elizabeth, I hope this was in time. I was working on a big project this week that took longer than I thought! Have fun reading to the class. Carolyn

  5. Elizabeth Lazarus - retired teacher says:

    Thank you. I really appreciate your help.
    I always like to take an activity sheet whenever I
    read to the classes.

  6. Dear Elizabeth Lazarus: I would be happy to help. I am going through all my former posts and updating them with better art and more activities, and it is taking me a long time. This will make me hurry on the redo for this post! Thanks for your interest. I have taught second grade so I will make it appropriate for that grade level. Carolyn
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  7. Elizabeth Lazarus - retired teacher says:

    I am reading to my granddaughter’s class (2nd grade).
    I am reading the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout.
    I always take several activity or worksheets as a follow up of whatever I read.
    I would like to have a word find sheet and possible another sheet – maybe a math
    sheet or anything that I could use. I will be needing this for the first of March.
    Thank you for your help