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The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With themes of coping and honesty, this The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon picture book by Mike Thaler is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

Engage Your Students with The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon. You can find it in the section below.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON SUMMARY

The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon is about Mrs. Green’s class and how excited they are to have a substitute. They think that since they have a sub they will be able to control the class and have parties and play games all day. Suddenly loud thumps come down the hallways and Mr. Frank N. Stein bursts through the classroom wall.

Students try to get away with being naughty with Mr. Stein but he doesn’t let it happen. Eventually Mr. Stein and the students warm up to each other and make jokes together. Mr. Stein eventually looks less like Frankenstein and more like a regular teacher.

THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • sequencing
  • author’s purpose
  • compare and contrast

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • coping
  • honesty

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • adverbs
  • plural nouns
  • prepositions

THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon book companion
The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon book companion

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon?

  • Lexile® Measure: 540L
  • Guided Reading Level: J
  • DRA Level: N/A
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.2

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Mike Thaler. It was illustrated by Jared Lee.

What genre is The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 32 pages long.

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