Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 and 2)
In Chapters 1 and 2, a boy is swimming in the ocean with his dog and gives a sense of foreboding. This lesson will discuss this first chapter.
Class Discussion: Summarize this chapter.
Small Group Activity: What is the purpose of this chapter? How does it prepare the reader for the rest of the book? What can you learn about this book from this chapter? How is the mood of the book also set?
Class Discussion: Discuss the students' responses. How does the author draw the reader into the book using this chapter? Does this chapter want you to read more? Why or why not?
Individual Activity: What questions do you have about the book at this point? What do you want to know about the Great White, shark attacks, or other related topics?
Class Discussion: Create a KWL chart listing what the students know about sharks...
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