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Build reading comprehension skills with this lesson plan. Have your class listen, predict outcomes, retell the story, and produce a character web as you read the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni aloud. This lesson also asks learners to make connections between the book and their own prior knowledge about fish and oceans.
Students participate in a hands-on activity in which they discover how to solve problems by working together with others. For this problem solving lesson, students read the story Swimmy they discuss how the problem was solved in the story. Students then create a mural which demonstrates what they learned from the story.
Learn the importance of leadership as you explore vocabulary in context through Leo Lionni's book Swimmy, which can be found on YouTube in case you don't have it. This text includes some excellent vocabulary words for young readers, including: fierce, marvel, midday, sway, and swift, all of which have specific comprehension questions to accompany them. Encourage kids to raise a hand when they hear one as you read, paying close attention to context clues. The graphic organizers are great as a possible homework assignment.
First graders explore all the ingredients that constitute a good friend. They read a story called "Swimmy" and realize why Swimmy was a good friend. Students discuss why and how all of the fish worked together to solve a problem. They then use kid pix to type out the sentence. They print their work and illustrate their papers.
Second graders recognize and identify fictional materials in stories about fish. In this fish and fiction lesson, 2nd graders read Swimmy or The Rainbow Fish. Students discuss the fictional elements and characters from the selection. Students complete Internet research and do a slide puzzle activity from the websites to complete a picture that depicts the main character from the story.
Students study the life of deep sea animals. In this deep sea animal lesson, students listen to a read aloud of Leo Lionni's, Swimmy, and use software to write and draw about deep sea animals. They sing a song about the food chain. They publish a class ABC book using research information, a word processing program, and a drawing program.