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Feb 9, 2014

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

This week we will be reading The Itsy Bitsy Spider and The Tortoise and the Hare in our Reading Anthology.

My students usually know the first verse from the Itsy Bitsy spider rhyme - but not the later ones... So, this is always a favorite.

And... there are always a few if not more, who ask for a copy of these later verses to go home. So this year I created this little booklet for them.
They will begin by filling in the missing rhyming words for each verse and then illustrate the pages.  On the last 3 pages they will be asked to 1- list the spider's problems, 2- tell how she tries to solve them, and finally 3- identify the central message of the story.

I know they are going to love this. 

Grab a copy for yourself  HERE.


  1. Thank you! This will be our last year with Imagine It- going to Reading Street next year. I have so appreciated your blog and your hard work. It has saved me many times!

  2. I never heard the other verses. I got to Google to find them! Thanks for sharing!

    Suzzanne Horton