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The Bully Shark Vocabulary

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Using contextual clues, have the students try to decipher the vocabulary words. Read each sentence out loud to the class.

Chapter 2

  • “…and a sweet but indifferent, older sister in the 8th grade named Sirena.” – pg. 3
  • “Mom interjected, “Both of you, stop.” – pg. 3
  • “…Shark burst into peals of laughter.” – pg. 7

Chapter 3

  • “…John scurried to get inside the building and away from Shark…” – pg. 9
  • “…away from the bullies and the bystanders.” – pg. 11

Chapter 4

  • “…and a sweet onion aioli.” – pg. 14
  • “…bull sharks are the most aggressive animals in the ocean?!” – pg. 15
    Chapter 5
  • “…a captain has to navigate rough waters…” – pg. 20
  • “That ship has sailed through storms and gale force winds…” – pg. 20

Chapter 6

  • “…thoughts were interrupted by his mother’s trilling voice,” – pg. 23
  • “…inside a weathered brown boot.” – pg. 26

Chapter 7

  • “…all sorts of oceanic paraphernalia.” – pg. 29
  • “The parrot looked at him quizzically.” – pg. 29
  • “…a lot of this stuff is memorabilia from my ocean-faring days as a captain.” – pg. 31
  • “…in charge of over 5,000 personnel.” – pg. 31

Chapter 8

  • Master of the Seven Seas! Arrr!” – pg. 33
  • “Captain Deadeye heard a voice squawking,” – pg. 33
  • “…frantically bailed water.” – pg. 35
  • “…he emerged from the water and gasped for breath.” – pg. 35

Chapter 9

  • “…massive ship with billowing sails.” – pg. 40

Chapter 10

  • “…scrounged up another crew…” – pg. 41
  • “…the legendary treasure at the Isle of Bones.” – pg. 41
  • “Deadeye steered the ship with conviction.” – pg. 43
  • “…most notorious pirates on the seven seas.” – pg. 43
  • “…easily out-maneuver The Skeleton Key.” – pg. 43

Chapter 11

  • “Feeling buoyed by his recent aquatic adventures…” – pg. 47
  • “Assembled behind him like a smack of jellyfish…” – pg. 47
  • “Shark mimicked John with a whiney voice.” – pg. 48
  • “He teetered off balance and fell flat on his face…” – pg. 49

Chapter 12

  • “Even Skipper, his chatty sidekick, snored.” – pg. 51
  • “…bared his razor-like serrated teeth.” – pg. 53
  • “…narrowly missing our stalwart captain.” – pg. 53
  • “…stared into the sad eyes of the captive beast.” – pg. 54

Chapter 13

  • “Every sailor not only has a reliable map,” – pg. 57
  • “…magnetized metal needle that aligns with the geo-magnetic pull…” – pg. 57

Chapter 14

  • “With his brow furrowed and his tongue sticking out…” – pg. 59
  • “One of the boys scoffed,” – pg. 61
  • “…handed the message in a bottle to the bewildered bully.” pg. 61
  • “Then, uncharacteristically, he abruptly turned around and fled the scene.” – pg. 62

Chapter 15

  • “The seas were calm and he felt invincible.” – pg. 65
  • “…a mammoth shark is circling the island.” – pg. 67

Chapter 16

  • “John approached him apprehensively.” – pg. 69

Chapter 17

  • “…traipsed back across the plank to The Skeleton Key.” – pg. 74

Chapter 19

  • “Skipper flew ahead to survey the area…” – pg. 85
  • “Blackheart laughed maniacally.” – pg. 86

Chapter 20

  • “Uncle Henry answered with a coy smile,” – pg. 89