This is a writing activity to accompany the story, Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale.
Story Summary: Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. When Clark’s enthusiasm is too much for his friends, his teacher helps him figure out a way to tone it down.
Lesson Idea: Clark the Shark is a great book choice for launching a conversation about classroom rules. After reading the story, explain to students that classroom rules are made to keep everyone safe so we can learn. Ask students to brainstorm rules that they think are important. Make a list on chart paper.
Activity: Each student chooses one rule to illustrate and write about on the “Stay cool and follow this rule!” sheet. Then the teacher binds the sheets to make a class book about the classroom rules.
This pack contains:
Page 1 – Cover for class book
Page 2 – Directions and photos of a completed book
Page 3 – “Stay cool and follow this rule!” written response sheet
Page 4 – Credits