SWIMMY Activities Worksheets and Interactive Read Aloud Lesson Plans

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1st - 4th, Homeschool
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Description

This SWIMMY Activities and Interactive Read Aloud Resource Book Companion Packet includes lesson plans, reading comprehension questions, vocabulary, grammar, phonics, writing and word study activities with both printable and digital student pages.

Following an interactive read aloud of the picture book, SWIMMY by Leo Lionni, choose from the included collection of either printable activities or go paperless and use the digital activities to practice standards-based skills. We've even included editable teaching slides themed to match the book!


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THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:

◼️READING STRATEGIES
☐ VISUALIZING

☐ SUMMARIZE/RETELL

☐ MAKING CONNECTIONS

☐ ANALYZING ILLUSTRATIONS

◼️GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ ADJECTIVES

☐ ACTION VERBS

☐ PLURAL NOUNS


◼️SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS
☐ TEAMWORK

☐ LEADERSHIP


SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:
The story Swimmy by Leo Lionni is about a fish named Swimmy. The school of fish that Swimmy lives with gets eaten by a tuna fish at the beginning of the story. Swimmy is able to escape because he is the fastest swimmer. He travels through the sea and runs into many different sea creatures.

Swimmy comes across a group of red fish just like the school of fish that he used to belong to. They are hiding in the shade of rocks and weeds to avoid being eaten by a big fish. Swimmy leads them in forming a great big fish by working together as a team. They are able to scare off the big fish when it comes to eat them.

This story teaches kids the importance of teamwork.


HOW THIS RESOURCE SAVES YOU TIME and IMPROVES STUDENT LEARNING:

♥ The comprehension questions are grouped by reading strategies for easy lesson planning.
♥ It is standards-based and covers all aspects of language arts instruction.
♥ The activities were designed to be open-ended for easy differentiation and modification.

THE BOOK COMPANION PACKET CAN BE USED FOR:
→ sub plans
→ reader's workshop
→ guided reading
→ small group instruction
→ independent work
→ literacy centers
→ informal assessment
→ writer's workshop
→ RTI
→ word study
→ guidance lessons for social emotional learning
→ for remote learning, distance learning, or paperless work in the classroom


INCLUDED READ ALOUD LESSON IDEAS & PICTURE BOOK ACTIVITIES:

Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
Social Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space

Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution

Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book

Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)

Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration

Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally

Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram

Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another

Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence

Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections

Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board

2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End

2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping

2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:

  • narrative
  • persuasive / opinion
  • descriptive
  • expository / informative
  • creative / story writing
  • procedure / how-to
  • list making
  • letter / postcard writing
  • poem
  • book reviews

INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:

➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)

➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables
➜ (You can export the 20 slides above to use the resource with Seesaw™️ or another platform)

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★★THIS RESOURCE IS ALIGNED WITH THESE CCSS STANDARDS BELOW★★

FIRST GRADE

  • READING LITERATURE: CCSS.RL.1.1 CCSS.RL.1.2 CCSS.RL.1.3 CCSS.RL.1.4 CCSS.RL.1.7 CCSS.RL.1.9
  • READING FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS: CCSS.RF.1.1 CCSS.RF.1.1a
  • WRITING: CCSS.W.1.1 CCSS.W.1.2 CCSS.W.1.3 CCSS.W.1.5 
  • LANGUAGE: CCSS.L.1.1 CCSS.L.1.1a CCSS.L.1.1b CCSS.L.1.1c CCSS.L.1.1eCCSS.L.1.1f CCSS.L.1.1h CCSS.L.1.2a CCSS.L.1.2b CCSS.L.1.2d CCSS.L.1.2e CCSS.L.1.5c CCSS.L.1.6     
  • SPEAKING AND LISTENING: CCSS.SL.1.1 CCSS.SL.1.1a CCSS.SL.1.1b CCSS.SL.1.1c CCSS.SL.1.2

SECOND GRADE

  • READING LITERATURE: CCSS.RL.2.1 CCSS.RL.2.2 CCSS.RL.2.3 CCSS.RL.2.5 CCSS.RL.2.6 CCSS.RL.2.7 CCSS.RL.2.9
  • READING FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS: RF.2.3 RF.2.4.c
  • WRITING: CCSS.W.2.1 CCSS.W.2.2 CCSS.W.2.3 CCSS.W.2.5
  • LANGUAGE: CCSS.L.2.1 CCSS.L.2.1e CCSS.L.2.3 CCSS.L.2.4a CCSS.L.2.6     
  • SPEAKING & LISTENING: CCSS.SL.2.1 CCSS.SL.2.1a CCSS.SL.2.1b CCSS.SL.2.1c CCSS.SL.2.2 CCSS.SL.2.3     

THIRD GRADE

  • READING LITERATURE: CCSS.RL.3.1 CCSS.RL.3.2 CCSS.RL.3.3 CCSS.RL.3.4 CCSS.RL.3.5 CCSS.RL.3.6 CCSS.RL.3.7 CCSS.RL.3.9
  • READING FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS: RF.2.3 RF.2.4c
  • WRITING: CCSS.W.3.1 CCSS.W.3.2 CCSS.W.3.3 CCSS.W.3.4 CCSS.W.3.5 CCSS.W.3.10 CCSS.W.3.1a CCSS.W.3.1b CCSS.W.3.1c CCSS.W.3.1d CCSS.W.3.2a CCSS.W.3.2b CCSS.W.3.2c CCSS.W.3.2d CCSS.W.3.3a CCSS.W.3.3b CCSS.W.3.3c CCSS.W.3.3d
  • LANGUAGE: CCSS.L.3.1   
  • SPEAKING AND LISTENING: CCSS.SL.3.2 CCSS.SL.3.3 CCSS.SL.3.4 

CCSS ANCHOR STANDARDS (ALL GRADES)

  • LANGUAGECCSS.CCRA.L.1 CCSS.CCRA.L.2     
  • READING: CCSS.CCRA.R.1 CCSS.CCRA.R.2 CCSS.CCRA.R.3 CCSS.CCRA.R.4 CCSS.CCRA.R.9     
  • SPEAKING AND LISTENING: CCSS.CCRA.SL.1 CCSS.CCRA.SL.4  
  • ANCHOR STANDARDS FOR WRITING: CCSS.CCRA.W.1 CCSS.CCRA.W.2 CCSS.CCRA.W.3 CCSS.CCRA.W.4 CCSS.CCRA.W.5 CCSS.CCRA.W.10  

IT'S ALIGNED WITH THE TEXAS ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS ( TEKS )

FIRST GRADE

  • DEVELOPING AND SUSTAINING FOUNDATIONAL LANGUAGE SKILLS: TEKS.1.1.C TEKS.1.1.D TEKS.1.1.A TEKS.1.12.C.iii TEKS.1.12.C.iv TEKS.1.13.B
  • AUTHOR’S PURPOSE AND CRAFT: TEKS.1.10.A TEKS.1.10.B -EKS.1.10.C TEKS.1.10.D
  • COMPOSITION: TEKS1.11.A TEKS.1.11.B.i TEKS.1.11.B.ii TEKS.1.11.D.ix TEKS.1.11.x TEKS.1.11.E TEKS.1.12.A TEKS.1.12.B TEKS.1.12.C
  • COMPREHENSION SKILLS: TEKS.1.6.B TEKS.1.6.C TEKS.1.6.D TEKS.1.6.E TEKS.1.6.F
  • RESPONSE SKILLS: TEKS1.7.A TEKS1.7.B TEKS1.7.C TEKS1.7.D TEKS1.7.E TEKS1.7.F
  • MULTIPLE GENRES: TEKS1.8.A TEKS1.8.B TEKS1.8.C TEKS1.8.D

SECOND GRADE

  • DEVELOPING AND SUSTAINING FOUNDATIONAL LANGUAGE SKILLS: TEKS.2.1.A TEKS.2.1.C - TEKS.2.1.D TEKS.2.1.E TEKS.2.3.B
  • AUTHOR’S PURPOSE AND CRAFT: TEKS2.10.A TEKS2.10.B TEKS2.10.C
  • COMPOSITION: TEKS.2.11.A TEKS.2.11.D.xi TEKS.2.11.E TEKS.2.12.A TEKS.2.12.BTEKS.2.12.C
  • COMPREHENSION SKILLS: TEKS.2.6.B TEKS.2.6.C TEKS.2.6.D TEKS.2.6.E TEKS.2.6.F TEKS.2.6.G TEKS.2.6.H
  • RESPONSE SKILLS: TEKS.2.7.A TEKS.2.7.C TEKS.2.7.D TEKS.2.7.E TEKS.2.7.F
  • MULTIPLE GENRES: TEKS.2.8.B TEKS.2.8.C TEKS.2.8.D

THIRD GRADE

  • DEVELOPING AND SUSTAINING FOUNDATIONAL LANGUAGE SKILLS: TEKS.3 .1.A TEKS.3.1.C TEKS.3.1.D TEKS.3.1.E TEKS.3.3.B
  • AUTHOR’S PURPOSE AND CRAFT: TEKS3.10.A TEKS3.10.B TEKS3.10.C
  • COMPOSITION: TEKS.3.11.A TEKS.3.11.D.xi TEKS.3.11.E TEKS.3.12.A TEKS.3.12.B TEKS.3.12.C
  • COMPREHENSION SKILLS: TEKS.3.6.B TEKS.3.6.C TEKS.3.6.D TEKS.3.6.E TEKS.3.6.F TEKS.3.6.G TEKS.3.6.H
  • RESPONSE SKILLS: TEKS.3.7.ATEKS.3.7.C TEKS.3.7.D TEKS.3.7.E TEKS.3.7.F
  • MULTIPLE GENRES: TEKS.3.8.B TEKS.3.8.C TEKS.3.8.D

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Total Pages
38 pages
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Teaching Duration
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