Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Memoirs Of A Goldfish will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.
With themes of friendship, this Memoirs Of A Goldfish picture book by Devin Scillian is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!
Engage Your Students with Memoirs Of A Goldfish Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of Memoirs Of A Goldfish. You can find it in the section below.
- Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
- Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Memoirs Of A Goldfish reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.
MEMOIRS OF A GOLDFISH SUMMARY
Goldfish is very happy alone in his bowl, he has plenty of room to swim around. However, one day the bowl starts to get more crowded. First came Mr. Bubbles, a scuba diver that would not talk. Next, were plants and a snail named Mervin who liked to eat slime. Soon after came Cha-Cha the angelfish and two guppies named Rhoda and Clark. Goldfish no longer had room to swim! Frustrated that everyone was taking over his tank, Goldfish yelled at the other sea creatures.
The next day, Goldfish was taken out of the bowl and put into a smaller one alone. It didn’t take long before he started to miss and worry about his friends. Thankfully, he was soon moved out of the little bowl into a big, new tank with all of his friends who he has started to consider family. Goldfish even meets a new friend, Gracie, who looks just like him.
MEMOIRS OF A GOLDFISH LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based Memoirs Of A Goldfish reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making predictions
- making inferences
- comparing and contrasting
- analyzing setting
- point of view
- plot (problem and solution)
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- irregular verbs
MEMOIRS OF A GOLDFISH ACTIVITIES
You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:
- comprehension questions
- 30 writing prompts with themed paper
- vocabulary activities
- word study print & go activities
- ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
- social emotional learning discussion topics
- graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for Memoirs of a Goldfish?
- Lexile® Measure: AD510L
- Guided Reading Level: N
- DRA Level: 24-28
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7-2.9
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Devin Scillian. It was illustrated by Tim Bowers .
What genre is Memoirs of a Goldfish?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.