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Memoirs of a Goldfish
by Devin Scillian
Kids Wings Top Flight Book
2012 Caldecott Honor Book

Have you ever wondered if your goldfish liked his life in a fishbowl?
If he could talk, you might be surprised at what you learn, but since he can't talk, you are lucky that he can write!

In Memoirs of a Goldfish one goldfish writes the story of his life, the ups and downs in his goldfish bowl, beginning with Day One. At the beginning, Goldfish is happy just swimming around his bowl all day and all night (goldfish don't sleep, you know.)

On Day Four, he gets an unwelcome companion, a hyperactive, unfriendly diver that never talks, just bubbles.

On day Five, plants are added to his world, and he bemoans the new chore of having to water his new garden.

From then on, his fishbowl world seems to get smaller as more and more guests drop in. Your students can watch the language structure parallel the growing community...from simple sentences to compound and complex sentences. Click here to download the PDF file that will guide your students to "be the letters" and "be the words."

Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian will be a welcome, hysterical addition to your library!


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Internet Extensions for
Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian

Author Devin Scillian

Book Trailer
The Author Sings Americana Song
The Tattered Little Shoe

How to Take Care of Your Goldfish
Goldfish Care
Goldfish Activities

The Kids Wings 11-page activity guide for Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian provides fun and learning for grades K-3, perfect for lesson planning and printed handouts or projection slides on your SmartBoard!

Activities (see some screen shots below) include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Checking Understanding
2-Page Readers' Theater Introduction
Do I Understand?
Goldfish Research
Creative Goldfish Home
Real Goldfish Home
Fishy Math
Who's Next?
Fish Fun
A Letter from a Goldfish (Editing)
Goldfish Games (Active)
My Memoir
Answer Page


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