Reach for Reading - Units 1-2 - Grade 2 - LR16

Weeks 1- 4
D

Teaching Resources
Fiction & Nonfiction

E

Guided Reading Level

Guided Reading Level

The Baby Shark

The Thirsty Animals

by Sharon Street

by Kim James

Nonfiction | Pages: 8
Content Connection: Adaptations

Fiction | Pages: 12
Content Connection: Basic Needs (Water)

Summary

Readers learn about the body parts of a baby shark
and what they do. A baby shark has eyes, a tail, fins, gills, and a
mouth. One day, the baby shark will grow into a big adult shark.

Summary

Activate Prior Knowledge
baby animal they have seen.

Activate Prior Knowledge Invite children to tell about an
animal they have seen drinking water. Encourage them to describe
what the animal looked like and sounded like as it drank.

Preview

Display the cover and read aloud the title. Then show
the back cover. Say: A baby shark has fins. What do fins help a shark
do? (They help the shark swim.) Have children read to find out
more about the parts of a baby shark's body. Introduce the story
words gills (page 6), breathe (page 6), and grow (page 8).

Preview

Build Comprehension

Build Comprehension

Have each child tell about a

Thirsty zebras, giraffes, and baboons watch and
wait while lions drink from a water hole. When the lions leave, the
thirsty animals safely get the water they need.

Display the cover and read aloud the title. Ask: Where
do you think these animals live? (Possible responses: Africa; a zoo)
What do these animals want? (water) Have children read to find out
if the animals get water. Introduce the story words thirsty (title),
hole (page 2), and baboons (page 8).

Identify Details Ask: What body parts does a baby shark

Make Inferences Have children reread pages 4-5. Ask: Why

have? (eyes, a tail, fins, gills, a mouth)
Compare Have children reread pages 4-5. Ask: What do a
shark's tail and fins have in common? (They both help the shark
to swim.) Have children reread pages 6-7. Ask: How are a shark's
gills and mouth different? (Gills help the shark breathe. Its mouth
helps it eat.)
Make Inferences Have children reread page 8. Ask: Does
an adult shark have the same body parts as a baby shark? Tell
why you think so. (Yes, adult sharks have eyes, a tail, fins, gills,
and a mouth.)

do the zebras wait? (Possible response: It is not safe to drink
from the water hole while the lions are there.)
Compare Have children reread pages 6-9. Ask: What do the
giraffes and the baboons have in common? (They are thirsty.
They do not want to drink from the water hole while the lions
are there.)
Plot Ask: What happens in the beginning of this story? (Lions
drink from a water hole.) What happens in the middle? (Other
thirsty animals show up to drink, but they must wait for the
lions to leave.) What happens in the end? (The lions leave, and
the animals can drink.)

Writing Options

Writing Options

Labeled Drawing Have children draw a picture of a baby

Description Have children choose one photo from the book

shark and label the body parts. Suggest that children complete
this sentence frame to give their picture a title:
.
This is a
Journal Entry Have children write about their favorite
picture in the book. Encourage them to tell why they like
this picture.

and write a description of it. Provide this sentence frame:
.
The picture shows
Journal Entry Have children write about how they felt at
the end of the story. Provide these sentence frames:
. The end of the
When the animals got water, I felt
.
story is

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