Swimmy by Leo Lionni is a wonderful choice for second to third grade.This REVISED and EXPANDED unit includes before/during/after activities for guided reading groups, partner work, literature circles, and mentor text lessons. Skills addressed in this unit include prereading, vocabulary, predicting, making connections, character traits, sequencing, questioning, summarizing, making comparisons, visualizing, and several response to reading writing prompts. This unit works well in Daily 5 ELA framework. If you like the format of this unit or other Leo Lionni titles, check out my other guided reading units. Additional Leo Lionni titles include are Frederick, Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse, and Fish is Fish. You can buy all four for at a discounted price as a Leo Lionni author study or individually by title. Thanks for looking!