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Clark the Shark is a perfect book for back to school, but it is also great as you round out the end of the year. Energy is high and patience is low and helping kids understand the importance of self-control, following the rules and thinking before they act.
Clark the shark has an abundant amount of energy and enthusiasm and this causes him a few problems at school.
He loves school and he is so EXCITED about it that his behavior gets a little out of control.
With the help of his teacher and some self-reflection and problem solving on his own Clark is able to come up with a plan to help him control himself.
In addition to the activities discussed on this blog post, we have also created reading comprehension lessons to accompany this book:
This is the perfect book to use for reminding students of the rules and expectations in the classroom, on the playground and in the lunchroom.
The anchor chart pictured below is from a blog post by Brian Smith on Scholastic.
You can read it HERE
I made this recording sheet to go along with it.
You can grab these for freebie shark activities at the end of this blog post.
Have the kids draw a picture to show how they can follow one of the rules.
Shark Ideas: Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction Together.
One thing I love to do is pair narrative with informational text!
This is a GREAT book for kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade!
In addition to the suggestions on this blog post, we have also created a complete reading comprehension unit using this text. You can find it:
Here are a few videos you can use to compare the two types of books as well. [swoon]
After reading both of these books, I recommend using a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two stories. This is the perfect way to help kids see the difference between fiction and nonfiction.
Here is another FREEBIE shark page that you can grab at the end of this blog post.
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