A group of children discover some dead fish floating in the local river and they’re determined to find out what’s killing the fish. They start by asking their teacher for help then they conduct some research of their own.
Features of the Book – Mystery, – Specialised vocabulary – water pollution, thermal pollution, chemicals, fertiliser, – Cause and effect, – Alternative verbs for “said” – shouted, asked, laughed, Purpose The Fishy Mystery can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – making, confirming, and revising predictions, – exploring word families, – identifying cause and effect in a story line, – using a text as a springboard for further research, – retelling events in sequence, – identifying how people’s activities affect the environment, For more information please see our Lesson Plan.
Guided Reading Level22
Theme/TopicEnvironment | Problem Solving | Responsibility
Strategy/SkillsCause and effect | Making predictions | Sequencing | Vocabulary and word study