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.
- 2 Partnership for The 21st Century Skills
Lesson Created By: SamanthaBell, Jo Hackl