This book is written by Laura Addington, a Speech Language Pathologist, and Aryn Franklin, an Occupational Therapist, and illustrated by Tara Put, also a Speech Language Pathologist. As written in the note, they used the Story Grammar Marker® to scaffold their story!
We thought you would enjoy this selection
outlined as a Complete Episode:
Also, there is a "Narwhal Activities" website included in the book that has free, supplemental materials/suggestions. Below are pictures that were downloaded from the site and used with the SGM Universal Magnets (Narrative and Expository) to sequence the creation of “The Greatest Sandwich The Arctic Ocean has Ever Seen!” After sequencing with the magnets, you could use the book, sequence words, and Braidy to discuss the story. (Or use the Cohesive Tie JARgon Activity Kit or the Our Friend Braidy Interactive Poster!)
After reading the selection, invite the children to name ingredients and then show them placed in random order on the magnetic white board.
Below, the ingredients are placed in a list form.
And below, the ingredients are now in sequence.
We’ve included a few other additional resources you may be interested in:
Whales written by Gail Gibbons. Pictured below is a completed Descriptive Map for older students on whales using the Gibbon’s selection. This would be a nice book to pair with Narwhal Makes a Sandwich!
Whale Trails, Before and Now written by Lesa Cline-Ransome. This is an interesting look at the history of whaling and whale watching as well as efforts to protect whales. It is told through the eyes of a young girl (color illustrations by G. Brian Karas) whose father is captain of a whale watching boat. Simultaneously, she also relates the story of her ancestors (illustrations in sepia tones) who hunted whales. A great selection for Compare/Contrast. The book includes expository information in the Author’s Note section at the end of the book, a glossary, and suggestions for further readings.
Face To Face With Whales, written by Flip and Linda Nicklin, a wonderful expository selection with fabulous photos. One of sections at the end of the book invites students to get involved in protecting whales. There is also a Facts At A Glance section which recaps information.
And check out this National Geographic Kids website that is specifically devoted to narwhals.
Thank you Laura, Aryn and Tara for sharing this with us.