Swimmy Reading Activities

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This read aloud book study of Swimmy by Leo Leonni is Common Core aligned, easy prep and teaches vocabulary, reading comprehension and listening skills with a variety of fun activities such as stop and jot, story retell, turn and talk, and graphic organizers. Reading skills practice includes sequence, character traits and theme. The themes of teamwork and friendship are a great opportunity for classroom discussion and team building.

Your class can create their own "school" of fish teamwork bulletin board with the templates provided. They will also have fun learning about ocean life with matching picture and story retell cards. A perfect ready-to-go resource for your substitute plans folder!

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Reading level: Lexile – 640L

Summary: This is the story of Swimmy’s adventures under the sea and his friendship and courage when he meets new friends and finds a clever way to chase the big fish away.

Included in this book study :
Stop and Jot (2 pages)
• Questions for students to Stop and Jot during the read aloud
• Research page for their favorite sea creature

Turn and Talk (2 pages)
• Turn and Talk questions for the teacher to ask during reading
• Picturing and wondering pages for Turn and Talk

Bulletin Board Fish Images
• Fish images for your kids to decorate and add their names
• A good time to talk about working together as a team
• Great activity for a community-building bulletin board

Text and Picture Cards for Story Retell and Vocabulary
• Text/picture cards may be used for sequencing and story retell
• Picture/definition cards are for matching sea creatures

Story Vocabulary Graphic Organizers
• One page for illustrating, definition and sentence writing
• One page of vocabulary and comprehension questions

Character Traits Graphic Organizer
• Swimmy’s character traits that helped scare away the big fish

Theme Graphic Organizer
• Choosing the story theme and message

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14
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Swimmy Reading Activities
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Swimmy Reading Activities