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By Leo Lionni

Suggested Ages:

Early Elementary

Themes:

Fish
Ocean

Speech Sounds:

TH
F
K
R (Pre-Vocalic)
R (Vocalic)
R Blends
S
S Blends
SH

Adaptability:

Narrative Type:

Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

Verb Tenses
Pragmatics
Sequencing
Predicting
Inferencing
Comparing/Contrasting

Swimmy is a small, black fish who learns that the ocean can be a dangerous place. With help from his friends, he learns that they can overcome any danger when they work together!

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. ______________________________________________________________________________________

I recommend using this book for:

  • Fish
  • Ocean Animals

Students will need background on:

  • Fish
  • Ocean Animals

Vocabulary:

school
fierce
dart
escape
swift