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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.
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.
Students participate in a hands-on activity in which they discover how to solve problems by working together with others. In 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.