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Friday, August 16, 2013

Book Review: Clark the Shark

Author: Bruce Hale
Illustrator: Guy Francis
Interest Level: Ages 5 and Up

From the Book Jacket: Clark is a shark with zing, bang, and BOOM. Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. Clark loves life - but when his enthusiasm is too much for his friends. Clark's teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, helps him figure out a way to tone it down. Clark the Shark celebrates boisterous enthusiasm - and knowing when it's time for indoor voices!

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Why It's On My Bookshelf: Usually after the first week of school, the behavior honeymoon is over. That's when you need to reach into your book basket and grab Clark the Shark. He is a sweet shark with good intentions but all over the place when it comes to being focused on learning. We need creative approaches when it comes to challenging kids. The students who are struggling with paying attention and being disruptive need empathetic strategies. I plan on rolling out a cute little lesson plan using a shark puppet - I have a feeling I will be referring to Clark MANY TIMES throughout the year. This is a winner folks.  

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