Title of Book: There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bat!
Author: Lucille Colandro
Publisher/Year: Scholastic, Inc. / 2002
ISBN: 978-0-439-73766-1
Grade Levels for Recommended Use: Pre-K, Kindergarten
TEKS: (K.2) Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning. The student describes order of
events or objects. The student is expected to:
(A) use language such as before or after to describe relative position in a sequence of events or
objects; and
(B) name the ordinal positions in a sequence such as first, second, third, etc.
(K.11) Measurement. The student uses time to describe, compare, and order events and
situations. The student is expected to:
(B) sequence events
Materials Needed: scissors, glue, strip of construction paper, pictures of wizard, bones, goblin,
ghost, cat, owl, bat, and old lady made by scanning the pictures from the book.
Suggested Activity: 1.) Read the book and after reading, ask students what the old lady ate first.
As the students answer, model the work by gluing the first picture onto the strip of paper.
Continue until the students have sequenced the events of the book and the teacher has added all
the pictures to the strip of paper. 2.) Have students sequence the order of events the same way
they had with the teacher by gluing the pictures themselves onto their own strips of paper.
Adapted by: Stacey Noland (2011)