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There Might Be Lobsters Activities and Lesson Plans for 2023

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for There Might Be Lobsters 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 bravery and managing stress and anxiety, this There Might Be Lobsters picture book by Carolyn Crimi 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 There Might Be Lobsters Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of There Might Be Lobsters. 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 There Might Be Lobsters reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THERE MIGHT BE LOBSTERS SUMMARY

Eleanor is ready for a day at the beach with her dog Sukie. However, Sukie is a small dog and there are many things at the beach she is afraid of. Sukie won’t walk down the stairs to the beach because she is afraid she’ll get hurt so Eleanor must carry her. Once on the beach, Sukie just sits there. She doesn’t splash in the water with Eleanor and she doesn’t play with the beach ball. Sukie worries about being swept out to sea, popping the ball, and most of, lobsters. 

When Sukie’s favorite toy, Chunka Munka, gets pulled into the water, she realizes she must be brave. Despite her fears, Sukie paddles into the water to retrieve her beloved toy. Eleanor is so proud of her and more importantly Sukie is proud of herself. Students will love this sweet story about a very nervous dog. 

THERE MIGHT BE LOBSTERS 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 There Might Be Lobsters, 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 There Might Be Lobsters reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making predictions
  • analyzing character
  • analyzing setting
  • visualizing
  • analyzing illustrations
  • making connections
  • plot | problem – solution
  • identifying theme | message | moral

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • bravery
  • managing stress and anxiety

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • suffixes
  • action verbs
  • prepositions
  • onomatopoeia

THERE MIGHT BE LOBSTERS 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
There Might Be Lobsters
six 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 There Might Be Lobsters?

  • Lexile® Measure: 625 – 650
  • Guided Reading Level: O – P
  • DRA Level: 34 – 36
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.6

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Carolyn Crimi. It was illustrated by Laurel Molk.

What genre is There Might Be Lobsters?

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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