Honestly, the world can be so overwhelming. There is just so much to take in all at once. Whether this is going to an amusement park or the library, there are many aspects to see, touch, hear, and smell. So, children often end up with different fears or worries. Sadly, students feel they must keep these aspects a secret to avoid being made fun of. Since teachers understand this, they work hard at showing students everyone has fears! Luckily, exploring strengths and challenges with There Might Be Lobsters is the perfect way to help students work through obstacles!
Between the book and Read Aloud Activities, students will feel motivated to face any challenge that comes their way!
There Might Be Lobsters
Author Carolyn Crimi and illustrator Laurel Molk created an empowering story about overcoming fears and never giving up.
Sukie may be a little dog, but she shows students the meaning of bravery! Whenever she is at the beach, she is scared of so many things. For instance, the stairs are big and sandy, and the waves are woozy. The beach balls are even so big! On top of this, Sukie has a huge fear of seeing a lobster. While Sukie would love to run away when she feels overwhelmed, she knows how important it is to overcome her anxiety.
Readers will love this honest, heart-warming story about never giving up!
Life can be oh-so-hard for students! On a daily basis, teachers handle tears and worries for many different reasons. Whether dealing with spider fears or stress over parents fighting, teachers constantly support students. So, exploring strengths and challenges with There Might Be Lobsters is the ideal way to help students tackle life’s obstacles.
Since teachers have so much to prepare, there is a teacher guide to outline the entire unit. Specifically, this contains all of the lesson plans needed. Additionally, it includes an introduction to help prepare students and sets the purpose for the story. Likewise, it has essential vocabulary words!
When exploring strengths and challenges with There Might Be Lobsters, it is crucial to have discussion. This allows students to understand that everyone has fears and worries. Therefore, there are higher-level thinking questions and talking points to guide student discussion. Each question includes a page number, so teachers know exactly where to stop.
While discussion is essential to include in lessons, personal reflection is also critical. Students must reflect on their worries and ways to overcome them. Thankfully, exploring strengths and challenges with There Might Be Lobsters has both aspects! There is a written response and activity sheet to help students believe in themselves. There are even differentiated options to ensure every student knows the importance of this social skill.
Furthermore, there is hands-on craftivity! Students will love how the craft connects the story to their lives while helping them identify strengths and challenges.
Teachers work hard to ensure students understand how the material taught in the classroom relates to life outside of school. Therefore, there are task cards that provide scenarios or thought-provoking questions. Ultimately, students will realize that everyone has their strengths and challenges!
There are different ways to use the task cards. Honestly, they work great for whole class or small group discussions. They even work perfectly for individual work time.
No Prep Resource
Teachers have to handle so much. Thankfully, the Read Aloud Activities are all no prep! Teachers just need to print the resources.
There is no doubt that fears and anxiety stop people from living life to the fullest. Since teachers understand this, they find creative ways to empower each student. Luckily, exploring strengths and challenges with There Might Be Lobsters creates a relatable way for students to overcome fears. Best of all, the Read Aloud Activities help them work on academics and Social Emotional Learning at the same time!
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