*** Use with Deborah Diesen’s The Pout-Pout Fish (2008) *****
This is a pre-made booklet for students to use after reading the book, The Pout-Pout Fish. I used it with a group of English Language Learners in Kindergarten.
I made and used this to accompany a lesson in sequencing in reading.
Before reading the book, or making the booklet we discussed first, second, third and last.
**TO MAKE THE BOOK*** Fold each printed page down the center, and put in order as the sea creatures appear in the book, The Pout-Pout Fish.***
Below is the full lesson plan, feel free to use with the booklet.
Lesson # 1: Ocean Animals 1
English Language Proficiency: Beginner
Time: 40 minutes
NYS Common Core Standards
Speaking and Listening Standards
K 1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and large groups.
K 2. Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
NYS ESL Standards
Early Childhood Pre-K-1
Standard 1: Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for information and understanding.
1.1 Identify and use basic reading and listening strategies to make text comprehensible and meaningful.
1.9 Convey information using some organizational patterns and structures.
Background Info: This lesson is designed for two kindergarten English Language Learners, who are in the Speech Emergence stage of English language acquisition. One student has a higher level of proficiency, specifically with recognition of sight words and oral communication. This lesson was developed to use as an enhancement of vocabulary for the classroom theme of the week which is ocean life.
-Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
-two pairs of scissors
-poster for sequencing
- printed out pictures of jellyfish, clam, squid, and octopus
Content Objectives: Students will practice sequencing events in a book.
Language Objectives: Students will develop their ocean animal vocabulary.
Vocabulary: clam, jellyfish, squid, octopus, first, second, third, last.
1.) I will introduce the vocabulary words to the students using the printed out pictures of each animal.
2.) We will discuss first, second, third and last.
3.) I will explain that the book we will be reading is about a fish who meets four ocean creatures who all give him advice, and we want to pay close attention to who he meets first, second, third and last.
4.) I will introduce the book: The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
5.) I will ask the students if they know what a pout is. We will discuss the meaning of a pout.
6.) I will read the book aloud to students, showing them pictures.
7.) While I read I will ask the students questions to check for understanding of vocabulary used in the book.
8.) After reading, we will re-visit the ocean creatures and review each animal.
9.) I will ask the students who Pout Pout met first in the book. (a clam)
10.) I will have a student put the clam first on the sequence poster.
11.) We will do this for all four of the ocean creatures.
12.) I will then show the students real photographs of each of the ocean creatures.
13.) Students will then be given a baggie with a glue stick, scissors, and small pictures of each sea creature from the book, and a pre-made booklet.
14.) Students will make their own book, using printed out pictures of each sea creature. The printed out name of each sea creature will be on each page to assist students. Students can use the poster we did together as a reference.
15.) I will sit with students to assist.
16.) When students finish they will be able to color their book and decorate the cover page.