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The Story of Fish and Snail Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Story of Fish and Snail will love this post. It includes information about the book, teaching ideas, and resource recommendations.

With themes of friendship and compromise, this The Story of Fish and Snail picture book by Deborah Freedman is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. You and your students will love it too!

Engage Your Students with The Story of Fish and Snail Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of The Story of Fish and Snail.
  2. 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.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with The Story of Fish and Snail reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THE STORY OF FISH AND SNAIL SUMMARY

Fish and Snail live amongst the pages of a book in the deep blue ocean. Each day, Snail waits for Fish to come home with a new story.

 

One day, Fish wants to show Snail a new story, with pirates and special treasure. Snail wants to stay in his current story, where he can play kittens and be safe. 

 

When Fish swims away to the next book, Snail quickly misses him. He falls to the next book, bravely looking for his friend. When Fish sees him, he learns to compromise and join his friend in a pirate boat as kittens.

THE STORY OF FISH AND SNAIL LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for The Story of Fish and Snail, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based The Story of Fish and Snail reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing characters
  • analyzing setting
  • making connections
  • ask and answer questions

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • friendship
  • compromise

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • bold print
  • ellipses
  • punctuation

THE STORY OF FISH AND SNAIL 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
The Story of Fish and Snail book companion
six students sitting on the rug listening to a picture book being read aloud by their teacher

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Story of Fish and Snail?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD510L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by Deborah Freedman.

What genre is The Story of Fish and Snail?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 40 pages long.

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