Shark Lady Activities

Ride the wave of discovery with Shark Lady activities. Every lesson is a splash of fun and every activity is a stepping stone to a sea of knowledge!  The diverse set of activities are great for differentiated instruction, and support English Language Arts and Science. 

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45 pages

Grades 1-5


Prepare to submerge learners in the captivating world of sharks and the amazing life of Eugenie Clark with Shark Lady activities. These activities aren’t just for sharpening skills. They’re a treasure chest full of engaging, hands-on activities designed to enhance understanding of the sea and its majestic inhabitants. Budding marine biologists will want to dive headfirst into an ocean learning adventures. 

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

  • alphabetize sea creatures.
  • complete graphic organizers.
  • write about sharks.
  • write about eugenie clark.
  • define story vocabulary.
  • sequence the story.
  • review figurative language.
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • practice reading comprehension with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • practice social skills through included prompts and activities.
  • use fine motor skills through coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing.
  • label a shark.
  • compare and contrast sharks.
  • write facts about sharks.
  • research sharks.
  • research and write about marine careers.
  • play strike a pose around Eugenie Clark’s life. 
  • draw a great white shark through a directed drawing activity.

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

Shark Lady tells the inspiring story of Eugenie Clark. This informative science picture book highlights how she came to studying sharks. She spent her life learning about sharks to help others better understand them. In the end, she taught the world to admire sharks instead of fearing them.  

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