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Book Study: Shark Lady

Book Study Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

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A collection of resources to help your students learn about Eugenie Clark through reading.

free Shark Lady book study

This collection of resources about Eugenie Clark is designed to help guide a study of in your classroom.

This is an inspiring story about a female scientist who didn’t listen to others telling her that she couldn’t become a scientist because she was a girl. Eugenie was able to achieve her goals and help society learn more about sharks. 

This book can fit into a study of taking care of the earth, the ocean or women scientists. 

You can find the book on Amazon. (contains affiliate link)

**You will find the full set of resources described below in one download at the bottom of this post in BOLD font.**

The Life of Eugenie Clark This activity includes time line cards and a time line for students to create. Along with the events already on the cards, you can encourage students to fill the blank cards with other events they research to learn about.

What I Have Learned About Eugenie Clark’s Childhood  This is a simple and open-ended graphic organizer students can use at a center after the book has been read aloud.  Place the book at the center so students can use it to check the accuracy of their claims about what they have learned.

Pocket Chart Sentence Cards These six pocket chart sentence cards can be used during a mini-lesson or as a scrambled sentence center.  The borders are color-coded for easy sorting and storage.

Vocabulary Use this set of vocabulary words and definitions for an easy sorting center.

Reading Response Questions  These nine question cards can be used to guide group or partner discussions.

Thinking About Eugenie Clark – Synthesizing Activity  Students share their thinking about their reading following the prompts. This organizer might be best completed during class discussions depending on your students.

Problem & Solution Students are asked to share a problem Eugenie faces.  Students are then asked to share ideas and steps to the solution in the three boxes on the right.

Support Your Beliefs  This page is intended for use as a mini-lesson as you read the book together with your students. Students share one word they feel describes Eugenie. They will then find three ideas from the book that will support the word.

Reading Response Pages  There are a range of pages that have reading response questions to be completed after the learning.

Making Connections Encourage your students to make connections using these two printable pages.

Research  Use these pages as an extension for students to practice their research skills.

Making Words  Students use the letters in the words to create smaller words.  Comes with a page of letters for students to cut out and manipulate to make the words.

Lined Papers

Eugenie Clark

You will find all of the Eugenie Clark resources described here:
Eugenie Resources

Here are additional free ocean themed resources:

Ocean Addition Match

Ocean Literacy Set

If you are looking for additional resources for your study on biographies, you will find our unit of study here: Biography Unit of Study

We also have a similar book study that focuses on Malala Yousafazai: Malala

Another book study focuses on Katherine Johnson: Katherine

Here are a few other books you might want to add to your library (contains affiliate links):

Anne Huskey

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Thank you for these wonderful resources about Eugenie Clark and the wonderful story of her life. I know many teachers are now having to teach their classes remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic so I am constantly looking for great resources that I can combine together. I wanted to let you know that after I found your lessons here, I discovered that find out the book is free and has been turned into a video/read aloud on

I wanted to share this resource since this is a great book with subtitles that works great for ESL students. I plan to use your resources and the video/book to teach my ESL students in Poland! Thanks so much!

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