The Bonfire in the Sea

Ever wonder why fish disappear from the surface of the water in cold weather? Fifth graders read a fun story about the magical fish tribe and their underwater bonfire before answering four comprehension questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Attach to a homework packet for language arts
  • Use in a unit on pourquoi tales
  • Have readers write their own fictional story about why a selected animal does something
Classroom Considerations

  • Reading passage is long at over two pages, and only includes four questions; consider adding your own questions as well
Pros

  • Questions focus on making inferences
  • Follows the format of pourquoi tales
Cons

  • None
Common Core