1st grade- Rainbow Fish Narrative Paintings

The first grade will listen to “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister.  We will look at the illustrations and talk about how they help us understand the story.  Students will learn that art that tells a story is called narrative art.  Narrative art doesn’t always have words like illustrations do.  We will discuss what we think is the moral of the story.  Students will create their own narrative artworks retelling their favorite part of “The Rainbow Fish”.

Here are some of the illustrations in the book.  What story do you think these illustrations are telling?

Click the photo for a reading of “The Rainbow Fish” by Ernest Borgnine.

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Student examples:

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Steps:

 

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