Manfish a Story of Jacques Cousteau Lesson Plan and Google Activities

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Description

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the biography mentor text picture book Manfish: a Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne and Eric Puybaret. This is a great book for teaching about inquiry, environmental awareness, conservation biology, and biographies of scientists. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs.

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • Summarizing key details (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
  • close reading for text structure
  • integrating information from multiple sources
  • Main idea and details
  • Comparing and contrasting but can easily be modified for other uses

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses
  • Google Docs for student responses
  • Google Slides for displaying lesson ideas, discussion questions and prompts

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Great for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade
  • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
  • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

Your first, second, third, fourth, or fifth grade students will love this story!

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42 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

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