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
- Digital cameras, one per student or student pair or group
- At least one computer with iPhoto
- Writing paper
Set Up and Prepare
- Have the students practice counting up to ten and back down to one.
Step 1: While reading Ten Little Fish aloud to students, call attention to the rhyming words. Let the students make observations about the illustrations.
Step 2: Have students work individually or in groups or pairs to take photos of sets of objects. These photos will be used in their counting books.
Step 3: Once students are done taking photos, help them import their photos into iPhoto.
Step 4: Create a counting photo book with text identifying the numerals and the objects in the photos.
Step 5: After students have completed their books, each student should pick one of the numbers or objects in their book and write a story about it.
Step 6: While students are writing their stories, print our their books and so they can take them home to share with family members.
Optional: 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.