Introducing World without Fish

One fish, two fish, red fish, no fish. Scholars analyze World without Fish to determine the gist, identify vocabulary, and answer text-dependent questions. As learners read, they use sticky notes to annotate the text. They also work in triads to discuss the main idea.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask pupils to write a couple paragraphs about what they think a world without fish would be like before beginning the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • First lesson of Grade 6 ELA Module 3B, Unit 1
  • Must complete lessons in order
  • Uses five sticky notes per pupil
Pros
  • Offers a close reading guide of the text for teacher reference
  • Gives suggestions for scaffolding to meet all learners' needs
Cons
  • None
Common Core