Students will use drama to explore the story elements of the text Swimmy by Leo Lionni. This will be achieved through tableau, pantomime and story-telling during a read-aloud of the text. A puppet will enter the lesson to introduce the mini-lesson upon completion of the read-aloud. The puppet will model how we identify the beginning, middle and end of the story. As a class we will identify the story’s major events and students will then reflect on any personal connections they can make to the story’s central message.