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The Rainbow Fish
Students listen to The Rainbow Fish and discuss the meanings of friendship. This is a wonderful way to open up the school year on the very first day of school. After the story, students make a paper chain with all of their names linked together.
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Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale
If friendship were a soup, what ingredients would be in it? As part of a study of Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, kids engage in a series of friendship-themed activities using materials contained in this richly...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Rainbow Fish: Activities for Parents to Do with Children at Home
The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister's award-winning story about the joys of sharing, is the inspiration for this resource loaded with fun. Suggestions for language and language arts, math, science, and social studies activities are included...
Pre-K - Higher Ed Math
Using Picture Books to Teach the Habits of Mind
Foster a healthy and kind classroom community with a series of literary lessons focused on the habits of mind. Each lesson plan features a picture book that shares a literary theme with one or more of the habits of mind.
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fish Tales: William Merritt Chase's Still Life with Fish
Students investigate the anatomy of fish by observing a painting and listening to a fish story. In this oceanography lesson, students examine the themes of the painting Still Life with Fish by William Merritt Chase, and the story The...
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts