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Lesson Plan: Fish is Fish Description: A literacy lesson used to enrich comprehension skills Resource: Lionni, L.

(1970) Fish is Fish. New York. Pantheon Books. Rationale: To teach children the enjoyment of books, and to connect the content of the story to their lives. The lesson should promote further investigation and reading of the story. Analysis of prior knowledge: The most important thing to be aware of is what books interest the children. Observations of these children have shown their love of any book that is interactive. A child can be at almost any reading level to enjoy a book when told visually or with physical motions. Standards: Literacy 3.10 the student uses a familiar book as a cue to retell their version of the story. Literacy 3:12 the student asks questions and makes comments pertinent to the story being read and connects information in books to his/her personal life experiences. Objectives: The children will be able to demonstrate comprehension of Fish is Fish by orally telling how the fish and frog do similar things to themselves. Assessment: The children were able to discuss the story and how it has meaning to them individually. 70% of the children were able to correctly answer questions about the content of the story. The children were able to review and describe the story using the materials in the library. Hook: The children will be seated on the carpet and handed a physical prop to assist in the telling of the story. The teacher will say to the children, Today I would like your help in the telling of a story of two very special friends. Something about these two friends makes them the same, but something changes and they become different. I wonder what that change is. Activities: Wednesday we start the day in a literacy circle on the carpet. We will start by handing the children props to help tell the story. These props will be pieces to put on a flannel board. I will introduce the book with an observation of the two friends and to look for a change. We will read the story together, during and afterwards we will discuss the content of the book with the questions listed below. 1. Materials book and props 2. Questions

Knowledge: Who was in the story? Comprehension: How were fish and frog different? Application: What else could frog have seen when he was on land? Analysis: Why did fish picture the people and cows to look similar to a fish? Synthesis: Is there something youve tried to do that made you feel like fish when he is not in the water? Evaluation: Why did fish decide that fish is fish Closure: tell the children they can further explore the book in the library during center time Inclusion: There will be enough props so that all children can be involved. The children who are already reading can help read from the book. The child who is physically active will be place next to the teacher to allow a physical connection when needed. Follow-up: observing the children in the library with the book and props