Teaching Not Norman: A Goldfish Story

Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett

Not Norman: A Goldfish Story is a humorous tale about a child who finds a new friend in an unexpected place. Share the story with your class. Then, extend learning with early reading activities and themed printables. The story can be a springboard for talking about pets and snap judgments.

Rally your school to help break the world reading record with Jumpstart's Read for the Record® on October 22, 2015. Not Norman: A Goldfish Story is this year's campaign book! Visit readfortherecord.org to join the global movement today.

Reading Not Norman

Jumpstart's Read for the Record Activities

Art Printables

Make themed arts and crafts to go with the story.

How to Participate in Read for the Record

1. Pledge to read.
2. Mark your classroom calendar for October 22.
3. Buy a print copy of the book or bookmark the digital version of Not Norman
4. Download Jumpstart's Read for the Record® activities, guides, and event materials from TeacherVision.
5. On October 22, read Not Norman with your students, and enjoy some of our fun reading activities together.

Pets and Pet Care

Norman turns out to be the perfect pet for the boy. Learn about pets and pet care with these lessons, references and printables.

Math Printables

Get themed math worksheets and activities to extend the fun.

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