Don’t Eat the Teacher!

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Bibliographic Information: Ward, N. (2002). Don’t Eat the Teacher! New York: Scholastic.

Brief Annotation: Sammy’s habit of biting becomes hard for him to control on the first day of school. Starting with the breakfast table, Sammy takes a bite out of everything along the way.

Genre: Fantasy

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this: Children on the first day of school; children who like fish; children who are comical

Rating/Response: 4 Sammy’s enthusiasm for school is contagious in this humorous story of a young shark who eats everything in his path- including the teacher!

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What about the first day of school were you most excited about?

Reading Strategy: First Days

Rationale for Strategy: Sammy learns the “dos” and “don’ts” on his first day of school. This book can be used as a humorous introduction to creating your own classroom rules.

Posted by: Sammi Keller

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