All students fell in love with the tiny baby hippo Fiona. This instructional packet contains detailed lesson plans with an article about Fiona, suggested You Tube videos to watch, and paired text activities using the picture book "Owen and Mzee, The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship" (not included). Students then complete compare/contrast activities including paragraph writing. Also included are extension activities, creative writing, graphic organizers to use after reading and before writing, and an editing checklist. This multi-day lesson can be used as centers, left as plans for a substitute, or for home schooling. Appropriate for 3rd, 4th and lower level 5th grade readers.