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The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister, J. Alison James

Grade: 1st


This book is all about friendship. The Rainbow Fish gives away all his scales. At the end of the book, he may not be as beautiful as he once was, but he now has many friends. I will read this book to my classroom to promote friendship. We will discuss what a good friend is and why it is important to be a good friend. Then, each student will get a scale. They will write one or two words describing what a good friend is. Afterwards, we will make a Rainbow Fish. If I see students not being a good friend, we will refer to the fish to evaluate our actions. This is a good way to hold students accountable for their actions since they are the ones that came up with the traits of a good friend.