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!
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
Day Four, he gets an unwelcome companion, a hyperactive,
unfriendly diver that never talks, just bubbles.
day Five, plants are added to his world, and he bemoans
the new chore of having to water his new garden.
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."
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!
(see some screen shots below) include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
2-Page Readers' Theater Introduction
Do I Understand?
Creative Goldfish Home
Real Goldfish Home
A Letter from a Goldfish (Editing)
Goldfish Games (Active)
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special thanks to the talented Matthew
Drollinger for allowing us to use
his beautiful original composition, "Reflection in
a Pond" as our background music.