Kelly’s Classroom is a website dedicated to helping teachers create lesson plans. Make a Wish on a Fish was featured as a language building book with a full lesson plan and learning ideas.
“Rhyming words is one of the first skills children learn as early readers. Being able to rhyme words teaches children about how language works, how to identify sounds within words, and can even help children in decoding the words they read. Rhyming is sometimes a predictor of how well children will learn to read. The more children listen to poetry and participate in activities like fingerplays, the easier it will be for them to connect and make sense of what they’re reading. Make a Wish on a Fish by Jennie Wiley is a book written as poetry and with lots of rhyming words. “