Toot - The World's Tiniest Whale is an awesome rhyming story for primary school teachers to read aloud to the students.
I love to get the kids to shout out the words in large font: Kerplunk! Gloop! Splash! Toot! (And they love it too).
- A lesson plan for teachers including notes for before reading, during reading, and after reading. It covers key vocabulary, making meaning, using the text, and analyzing the text.
- A Story Discussion Worksheet with multi-choice questions and values education questions to explore the story's theme of perseverance.
> The first page is easier and better suited to Year 1 and 2 children. The questions may be discussed in a group if the children's reading and writing skills are not at that level.
> The second page is better suited to Year 2 - 4 children as it opens up a discussion about perseverance, goals and dreams; and encourages children to think about how these ideas relate to their own lives.
- The worksheet answers on a separate page.
I hope you enjoy this free worksheet.
If you have any feedback on how you find using it with your children or in the classroom, I would love to hear from you. I welcome suggestions on how we can make these teaching resources as effective and useful as possible. Contact us.