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By Gaia Cornwall

Suggested Ages:

Pre-K
Early Elementary
Late Elementary

Themes:

Summer

Speech Sounds:

G
SH
ING
T
J
Z
K
L
L Blends
R (Pre-Vocalic)
R (Vocalic)
B
R Blends
CH
S
F
S Blends

Adaptability:

Easy

Narrative Type:

Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

Basic Concepts
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Verb Tenses
Pragmatics
Sequencing
Predicting
Inferencing
Comparing/Contrasting

Jabari finished his swimming lessons and passed his swimming test…so why doesn’t he feel ready to jump off the diving board yet? This is a story about overcoming your own fears and how to be patient and encouraging towards others.

This story has a Complete Episode structure with distinct Attempt/Reaction Cycles. You can adapt/simplify the text to fit the levels of various student needs

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I recommend using this book for:

  • Summer
  • Courage
  • Swimming

Students will need background on:

  • Swimming
  • Going to the Pool
  • Facing your Fears

Vocabulary:

scared
sprang
remember
important
surprise
rough
courage
lesson