Language Arts Lesson Plans and Activity Ideas
Point of view
- Love Letters to Trout -- expressing appreciation
- Journal Prompts -- by Sandy Cunningham, NY TIC
- Trout Release Worksheet -- one way to record
- Trout Journals -- a yearlong study of trout
- Journal Page -- one option from Todd Burleson in IL
- What are you looking forward to about having trout in the classroom?
- What would you like to do with the trout, while they are with us?
- What do the trout eggs look like? Be very descriptive. What do you see inside?
- What would you like to say to the trout, to welcome them to our classroom?
- What was hatching like? How did you feel?
- Observe one fish closely for one minute. Follow it with your eyes. What does it do?
- How to the trout act in the morning? The afternoon?
- How do the trout act when it’s dark? Light?
- How do the trout act before feeding? After?
- How do the trout act in cold weather? Warm weather?
- What is your favorite trout job? Why?
- What is your least favorite trout job? Why?
- What happens when we feed the trout? Why do you think that is?
- Are there any special trout in your tank? Why are they special?
- What do you think the trout see when they look out of the tank? What are they thinking?
- How have the trout changed over the past few months? What is the same?
- How do you feel about our upcoming release of trout? Why?
- What advice would you give our trout on their way to their new home?
- What did you see while releasing our trout? How did they behave?
- How did you feel about releasing our trout? Why?
- What was the most important thing you learned from raising trout?