Misunderstood Shark Activities

Misunderstood Shark activities include an engaging blend of creativity, comprehension, and conversation. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to turn an ordinary reading lesson into an extraordinary learning adventure. This activity packet promises a tide of fun and a treasure trove of knowledge. Grab your snorkels, it’s time to dive into learning!

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Dive into the fascinating underwater world with Misunderstood Shark activities. Plunge beneath the surface of the story with interactive activities that bring the narrative to life and fosters a love of literacy. Budding oceanographers will love exploring the humorous, yet profound tale, of a shark who isn’t as scary as he seems. 

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • trace words.
  • illustrate story scenes.
  • create an acrostic poem.
  • complete graphic organizers.
  • write about the story’s lesson.
  • apply writing skills with  included writing templates and prompts.
  • practice reading comprehension with included discussion questions.
  • practice social skills through included whole group prompts and activities.
  • apply fine motor skills through coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing.
  • create a shark fin.
  • label underwater animals.
  • ask and answer questions about sharks.
  • write facts about sharks.
  • read new facts about sharks.
  • sort facts and opinions about sharks.
  • compare sharks.
  • watch a shark facts video. 
  • go on a shark fact hunt.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book

Prepare to take a deep dive into a tale that turns fear on its (hammer)head! The Misunderstood Shark, a hilarious creation from bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Scott Magoon, is full of fun, fin-flipping twists. An underwater TV crew's encounter with our toothy protagonist becomes a journey into misunderstanding. Our Shark only wanted to show off his shiny new tooth, not eat a fish! Or did he? Overflowing with unexpected humor, heart, and even a sprinkle of shark facts, this book will leave you and your little ones reeling with laughter! 

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