Rainbow Fish Literacy Lesson Plans

This mini-theme is based on the literacy selection “Rainbow Fish” written by Marcus Pfister.  Other similar selections written by this author could also be used for instructional purposes.  This lesson plan is part of an entire literacy program.  A balanced literacy approach is used within the Kinderplans teaching resources.  This approach has proven to be the most effective model used in teaching today.

Shared Reading Using the Emergent Readers

Shared Reading Follow-Up

The companion emergent reader “Rainbow Fish Retelling” would be used as a follow-up to model the reading process and to introduce the following:

Alphabet Letters:  Rr for “rainbow” and Ff for “fish”

Pre Primer Sight Words:  see, the, you

Literacy Centers and Games

Alphabet and Rhyming Literacy Center Games and Activities

The games outlined above are follow-up activities that are used to reinforce what has been taught using the emergent reader as an introduction to the focus skills. This is part of the Guided Reading, Alphabet and Sight Word Literacy Program.  Each unit focuses on specific letters and their related sounds.  All units also include phonemic and phonological awareness activities.

Sight Word Games

Sight Word Literacy Center Games and Activities 

The sight word games displayed in the photograph are used to master the focus sight words for this unit.  It is part of the Guided Reading, Alphabet, Sight Words Literacy Program“, where the focus is on mastering the Pre-primer sight words. 

Writing and Craft Activities

All lesson plan themes include a follow-up writing and craft activity. The students would complete the craft/writing activity displayed. The writing template is meant to be a shape book for your young learners to print a sentence about what they have learned about ocean animals.  The fish template was sponge-painted and thick aluminum foil was used for the scales.