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The Teacher from the Black Lagoon Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The 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 managing stress and anxiety and expectations, this The 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 Teacher from the Black Lagoon Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of The 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 Teacher from the Black Lagoon reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON SUMMARY

It is the first day of school and a young boy is wondering who his teacher might be. He has heard that Mrs. Green is a monster and is nervous when he finds out she will be his teacher. When she comes into the room, he sees that Mrs. Green is actually green, has claws and a tail! When a student throws a spitball, she turns him to ashes and even swallows a student that was chewing gum. The boy is so nervous that he won’t even make it to lunch!

 

After turning a student into a frog and giving someone a head the size of a pin, Mrs. Green announces that it is nap time. When the boy wakes up from his nap, he sees a pretty teacher with real skin and no claws standing in front of him. She introduces herself as Mrs. Green and he is so relieved to see her, the boy runs right up and hugs her. 

THE 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 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 Teacher from the Black Lagoon reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • analyzing character
  • making connections
  • identifying genre
  • sequencing

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • managing stress and anxiety
  • expectations

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • plural nouns
  • types of sentences
  • antonyms
  • homophones

THE 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 Teacher from the Black Lagoon book companion
elementary students sitting on the rug listening to a picture book being read aloud by their teacher

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

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

  • Lexile® Measure: 580L
  • Guided Reading Level: N – O
  • DRA Level: 28 – 30
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.2 – 3.3

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 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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