“Ish” by Peter H. Reynolds is a heartwarming and inspiring story about a young boy named Ramon who loves to draw, but becomes discouraged when his older brother laughs at his work. With the help of his sister, Ramon learns that art doesn’t have to be perfect and that “ish” is a wonderful way to express oneself.
This book is a great tool for teaching students about creativity, self-expression, and the value of not being perfect. Extension activities can include encouraging students to create their own “ish” art, practicing mindfulness and meditation to help them overcome perfectionism, and exploring different forms of art and self-expression. “Ish” is a must-read for teachers who want to inspire their students to embrace their unique talents and abilities.
This 30-page ready-to-use ELA resources and activities packet was prepared for use with Ish by Peter H. Reynolds.
- character traits and graphic organizers
- story maps
- comprehension questions
- writing prompts
- writing assessments
- extension activities for assessment