Shark in the park Mini-books cover. Use in story retelling. Practise key story vocabulary. Includes 3 different versions.

Fun with Shark in the Park Mini-books

A really fun Shark in the Park mini-book activity that your ESL young learners will be super excited about.

♦ See the excitement from making a whole book from one sheet of paper.

♦ Ideal for practising sequencing skills and at the same time consolidating language from the story.

♦ Cater for all abilities and contexts by choosing from a choice of templates and procedures.

Perfect for retelling the story and consolidating key story language.

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What will my ESL young learners learn?

This mini-book craft is ideal for helping your esl young learners acquire useful phrases and vocabulary from the story.

With Mini-book 3, they use their sequencing skills, and create those all important connections between the language and the story too.

Depending on how you conduct the activity, your students also get plenty of practise of their listening and speaking skills.

Don’t forget the valuable classroom language you’ll be helping them learn. See a summary below:

Adapted story language

There’s a (shark) in the park! Oh no, it’s only a (cat). Look up, look down, look all around. What do you see?

Story characters and items

boy, dad/man, crow/bird, cat, shark, duck, telescope

Additional characters

dog, bat, girl (hair)


Game and activity language

Where’s the…? It’s here. It’s there. Is it…? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. What is it? It’s a.. It’s…

Can you find the…? I can see a… Where’s the sofa? Here it is! It’s here. Where does this go? Like this?

What’s next? What’s first? What’s number 1? This one? That one? Let’s tell the story.

Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. Colours, pencil, crayons, pens, scissors, paper, card, cut, fold, open.

What do teachers say about the resources?

Frequently asked questions

Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!

All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.

Yes! They work great for mixed aged groups and different abilities because they come with different templates AND different suggestions with how to use the resource. No time wasted on adapting different worksheets!

The provided activity suggestions for pre, during and after the craft give you all the steps you need to create a fun and engaging lesson for your young learners. 

You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)

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