July 15, 2015

Wacky Wednesday Book Club:The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark


Whew! What an eventful week so far! I have been so busy entertaining three kids (my nieces are in town), doing school work, and shopping the surprise TPT sale i'm a little exhausted and it's only Wednesday! I decided to let my nieces choose the book I would blog about this week and they chose "The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark" by Deborah Diesen.  




               The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure)

This is an adorable book perfect for an ocean theme or just a good summer read. It's about a fish who sets out on a journey through the ocean to help his friend find her pearl. But, he soon finds that the deeper he goes in search of the pearl the more afraid he becomes. By the end of the story he finds the pearl and a bunch of new friends.

There are many ways to target language, literacy and articulation with this book. Here are some of the activities I use with my students. You can find these activities by clicking on the picture below.



Here is a look at whats included in this book companion:

Story Map: The student(s) will use this worksheet to identify different components of the story.

WH Questions: I ask questions as I read the story and then check for comprehension by asking questions at the end of the story using these cards.




Rhyming Matching Game: Lay the cards face down on a table and have students flip them over to make matches. Record their answers on the answering sheet which is included.


Context Clue Vocabulary Cards: There are many tier 2 vocabulary words throughout this book. These cards provide a sentence with the targeted vocabulary word underlined and three answer choices. They are perfect for working on identifying word meaning using context clues.


Vocabulary Worksheet: The student(s) will write target words from the story: define them, provide antonyms/synonyms, and write sentences using the new each vocabulary word.


Past, Present, and Future Verb Sort: The student(s) will write the correct tense of each verb on the line, then they can develop a grammatically correct sentence using each verb tense.

Comparative & Superlative Adjective Sort: The student’s sort the cards onto the ocean scene into the correct box.

Comparative Worksheet: The student(s) will compare themselves to other things then draw a picture to illustrate in the box.


Barrier Game: Provide each student with an ocean scene and interactive pieces. The teacher will provide directions on where to place the interactive pieces on the ocean scene.

Preposition Matching Game: These cards can be used 2 different ways. (1) Lay all the cards face down on the table and have students match the word with the correct picture. (2) Review prepositions using the picture cards having student’s tell you where the animals/objects are.

Fish Practice Articulation Too Worksheet: The student(s) will write their articulation words onto the fish.




Articulation Word List

Happy reading! I hope you try some of these activities with your students. What ocean themed crafts or activities have you done with your students?

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