The Rainbow Fish Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities

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The Rainbow Fish Lesson Plans

The Rainbow Fish Lesson Plans and Activities

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This package includes the following Common Core aligned resources for use with The Rainbow Fish:

  • Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Reader’s Notebook Pages
  • Fantastic Phonics & Word Study for Beginning Consonant Blends
  • Vocabulary Development Activities
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Step by Step Teacher Reference Guides and Notes for the Teacher

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    Reading Comprehension Lessons for The Rainbow Fish
    Title: The Rainbow Fish
    Author & Illustrator: Marcus Pfister
    Grade Level: Third Grade

    Summary: Meet Rainbow Fish. He is the most beautiful fish in the ocean. Rainbow Fish is covered with sparkling silver scales. Even though Rainbow Fish is beautiful, Rainbow Fish also feels sad. Rainbow Fish doesn’t have any friends. All of the other fish want to be beautiful like Rainbow Fish but when they ask him to share his scales, Rainbow Fish refuses. The the wise octopus gives Rainbow Fish some advice. Rainbow Fish follows the advice and hopes that he will discover the secret to friendship and happiness.

    Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans and Reader’s Notebook Worksheets for The Rainbow Fish

    Making Connections Lesson Plan
    This book and lesson plan are smart choices for readers who need additional practice making connections to improve reading comprehension. This book works well because readers will easily be able to identify with the messages in the book. As a result readers will make text-to-self connections. Likewise, more advanced readers should be able to identify other texts with similar messages to make text-to-text connections. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Retelling Lesson Plan
    This book will provide readers with an opportunity to include clear events, problem and solution and the author’s message in their retelling. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Making Inferences Lesson Plan
    This book will support readers who are working to make inferences. This book will help readers make inferences about character emotion and motivation. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Identifying the Author’s Message Lesson Plan
    This is an ideal book for readers who are working to identify the author’s message. The author presents the reader with very clear messages about sharing and friendship. Readers will also be able to identify specific evidence in the text that supports the author’s message. More sophisticated readers might discuss the controversial messages in the text. Some might argue that the messages in this book promote conformity. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.


    Fantastic Phonics and Word Study Lesson Plan

    Use The Rainbow Fish to teach readers about Beginning Consonant Blends
    Use The Rainbow Fish to teach readers about beginning consonant blends in the context of their reading. This lesson plan includes bulletin board and anchor chart materials, interactive games, a worksheet for independent practice and a complete step by step guide.


    Vocabulary Connections

    Vocabulary Development Activities
    Pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words for The Rainbow Fish with interactive games, practice worksheets and graphic organizers. This set of activities includes a vocabulary word list, two sets of flash cards (picture to word matching and picture to definition matching), an interactive game, a graphic organizer to support the use of context clues while reading a vocabulary word search and more!


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