In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, the main character Cricket finds a clue stating that she should “look like a rabbit”. Cricket later realizes that the clue means she should see the world from a rabbit’s point of view. Students can use the novel as a starting point for learning more about a cottontail rabbit’s appearance, habitat, diet, behavior, and lifecycle.
What is the relationship between living things and their environment?
What makes a source reliable?
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Computer and projector for videos and class discussion
Computers for student use
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Hackl
- 7.EC.5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of how organisms interact with and respond to the biotic and abiotic components of their environments.
- 7.EC.5A In all ecosystems, organisms and populations of organisms depend on their environmental interactions with other living things (biotic factors) and with physical (abiotic) factors (such as light, temperature, water, or soil quality). Disruptions...
- 7.EC.5B Organisms in all ecosystems interact with and depend up on each other. Organisms with similar needs compete for limited resources. Food webs and energy pyramids are models that demonstrate how energy is transferred within an ecosystem.
- 1 Empowered Learner - Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences
- 2 Digital Citizen - Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
- 2 Partnership for The 21st Century Skills
- 3 Knowledge Constructor - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others
- 3.1 Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
- 3.2 Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
- 3.3 Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
Lesson Created By: SamanthaBell, Jo Hackl