Lesson

Raccoon Study with Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

Lesson Overview

In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, the main character Cricket decides to live in a treehouse in the woods. She returns one afternoon to find her father’s book and her food supply destroyed by raccoons. Students will use the novel as a starting point for learning more about raccoons.

Duration
1-2 hours
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

Why does our view of raccoons sometimes change? 

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7

Science

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Hackl
Masking Tape
Food Bag with more food items than students in the class. Items may include fruit, bread, candy, etc.

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Lesson Created By: SamanthaBell, Jo Hackl