The Black Lagoon Teaching Tips and Activities

Updated on 28 May 2024


Children of all ages gravitate to the humor infused into Mike Thaler and Jared Lee’s Black Lagoon tales. Encourage reading and literacy practice with our companion guide—designed to engage interest through fun activities and favorite characters.


  • compound words
  • acting out words
  • making words
  • character review
  • sequencing
  • word search
  • crossword puzzle
  • labeling Mr. Smith
  • connections
  • write your version or sequel
  • math enrichment


Preschool - Grade 6


This free guide complements all Black Lagoon titles available from Spotlight. Developed by Dr. Deborah Wooten, an associate professor of reading in the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Department at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was previously an elementary school teacher for 23 years.

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