This Introduce Vocabulary: In the Small, Small Pond (Fleming) lesson plan also includes:
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Explore pond life and action words through Denise Fleming's In the Small, Small Pond, which you can find online if you don't have it on hand. Learners explore the following verbs: doze, hover, plunge, scatter, swoop, and wade. Go over these terms before reading and help budding readers utilize context clues by asking them to raise a hand when they hear one of these words. They connect the words to familiar concepts using the comprehension questions and can synthesize the activity using the graphic organizers.