Cricket, the main character in Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, moves into a treehouse in the woods to find her mother’s “bird room” before her mother returns. The book can be used to teach students about ecosystems as they learn about Cricket’s new home in a deciduous forest.
What is the relationship between living things in an ecosystem?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Computers for student use or computer and projector for group research
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson 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...
Lesson Created By: SamanthaBell, Jo Hackl