The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share. The book is best known for its morals about the value of being an individual and for the distinctive shiny foil scales of the Rainbow Fish.

Main Focus: Phonics

This is a phonics resource that helps your children identify a range of sounds within the passages.

Your class can choose from different phases depending on the time of the year it is being completed.

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Main Focus: Sequencing

This resource helps your class with sequencing the events in The Rainbow Fish story.

Your class will read the passages and place the events into chronological order.


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Main Focus: Alphabetical Order

This activity is linked to alphabetical order and aimed at KS2 – Year 1 / Year 2.

Your class will read the passage from the book and  place the words into alphabetical order.

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Main Focus: Word Class

This resource allows your children to not only identify nouns,  verbs and adjectives but to also add some of their own to the passage to make it more interesting. 

This gives your child the opportunity to be creative and showcase their vocabulary.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This resource should be completed after reading the entire book.

Your Year 1 / Year 2 class will read the questions and answer questions as best as they can. Allow children to refer back to the book if they get stuck doing gate comprehension activity.

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Main Focus: Capital Letters and Full Stops

This is a great resource that will challenge your class to identify where capital letters and full stops go.

A big challenge for Ks1 kids is identifying when one sentence is finished and another begins. This resource gives them some practice at this. 

We have also included resources 9 and 10 for Year 1 children just starting to identify capital letters and full stops.

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Main Focus: Word Mat & Cloze Activity

This is a resource based on some of the vocabulary used in the story in the form of a word mat. 

Your class will then need to complete the cloze activity by adding in the words or the pictures.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

This resource explores the vocabulary used in the story and your class will explore the meanings and using the words in context.

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Main Focus: Questions

This is a great resource to use with your class when focusing on questions.

Your children will read the given answers to determine what the question asked would be.

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