Lark the Shark
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Once he learned to control it, more students saw that he was not doing it on purpose and they accepted him.
This book can show children that there will always be other children that are feeling just like they are whether its being afraid of the dark, being scared of heights or just being sad. As they start to tell each other spooky stories, though, all of them become a bit frightened and discover none of them are immune to fear.
I enjoyed how the book was about animal characters and not real people; it helps kids to see themselves without making the main character look a specific way. We easily found a spread for my nephew to draw (the one where they are laying out in their sleeping bags). I did actually enjoy this story, which was about a shark who's very rowdy and over-enthusiastic in his school-classes.
They loved guessing what would happen next, and sharing their own stories about sleepovers and how to overcome fears. These fun little sayings could be used to teach students about rhyming and help them come up with their own rhymes! BOOK OF THE MONTH - the much awaited latest installment in this popular diary-style series for ages 7+.Clark the Shark" is a book with a full circle idea that showcases how the proper approach can have a person learn then understand enough to assist someone else because they were having the same struggles, themselves. I must confess that I actually watched this as a video on YouTube, mainly because Chris Pine was reading it! Children (and adults) will love the colourful illustrations and fresh characters we meet in Lark the Shark and Wonda the Whale.
For Clark the Shark he has a real problem with boundaries and knowing when to curb his enthusiasm a bit. Teachers can use the rhymes that Clark used, such as "when the teacher is talking, don't go walking", and incorporate them into the classroom rules to help students remember. Clark and his friends realize that it's okay to have fears, and they get through their fears through creating a rhyme together.As well as classroom rules and feelings, a teacher upon reading this book, might what to pause to pose questions about characterisation, illustrations and other elements key to their learning such as whether Clark was being a good friend?