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Fun Reading Swimmy with a Character Web and More
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 instructional activity also asks learners to make connections between the book and their own prior knowledge about fish and oceans.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 30 Views 244 Downloads
Something Fishy Going On
Students create a video animation of how Swimmy gathered his fish friends together to form a great big fish that would frighten the predator tuna away. In art class each child create a small red fish which gets displayed in the ocean environment.
K - 2nd Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
Follow the Leader
What are the qualities of a good leader? Of a good follower? A reading of Leo Lionni’s Swimmy launches a discussion of leadership and cooperation. Class members brainstorm how they can be leaders at home and how they can encourage others to do the right thing.
K - 2nd Language Arts 16 Views 68 Downloads
Introduce Vocabulary: Swimmy (Lionni)
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.
K - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads
Problem Solving with Swimmy
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.
K - 5th Language Arts 12 Views 35 Downloads
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.
1st Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 Downloads
Swimmy Swim Swiftly
Students examine the letter 's'. Through instruction and modeling they explore the sound the letter makes, how the letter is written, words that contain the letter, etc. They listen to a story and identify words with the /s/ sound by holding up a snake puppet.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students review the concept of silent reading. Through modeling and guided practice, they explore six steps/rules of summarizing. In groups, they read a short book and then, using the summarization rules and skills, write an effective summary of it.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Looking Back and Moving Forward - Lesson 7
Young math scholars review the meanings for subtraction and practice comparative subtraction in a variety of formats. They play games to solidify their understanding of comparative subtraction. I really like the games described in this lesson!
Pre-K - 2nd Math 4 Views 7 Downloads