Ten Little Fish Lesson Plan
Students create a counting photo book.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
I use Ten Little Fish in our ocean unit and also to reinforce counting to ten and back to one. The students like the bright colors of the illustrations and counting the fish.
Students will learn to recognize different forms of poetry. Students will recognize patterns in language.
- Ten Little Fish by Audrey and Bruce Wood
Set Up and Prepare
Have the students count to ten and back to one.
While reading the book to students, call attention to the rhyming words. Let the students make observations about the illustrations.
Working in pairs or individually, students use a digital camera to take photos of sets of objects to use in their counting book. Students import their photos into iPhoto and create a counting photo book with text identifying the numerals and the objects. After they have completed their book, they also pick one of the numbers or objects in their book and write a story about it. Students print their book and take it home to share with their family members. The teacher can create one class iPhoto photo book with one or more photos from each student.
Supporting All Learners
This lesson is geared toward students who need practice in counting.
The students could use fluorescent tempera paint to make their own illustrations for the story.