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Students will demonstrate understanding of animal migration patterns by using the book Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe.
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Grade:
7
Subject:
Science, English Language Arts
Topic:
Biotic and abiotic components of their environments, Reading - Literary Text
Subtopic:
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Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, some of the clues direct Cricket to find a constellation. Using the book as a starting point, students will learn about constellations, their history, and how to locate some of them in the night sky.more

Grade:
8
Subject:
Science, Visual & Performing Arts
Topic:
Composition of stars and gases, Novice Low-Creating Design, Novice Low-Presenting Design
Subtopic:
Movements of objects in the solar system, Share design
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Students will be able to convert the distance of Cricket’s tree house from the ground from feet to inches.more

Grade:
4
Subject:
Math
Topic:
Measurement and Data Analysis, Use tools
Subtopic:
External mathematical resources
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, Cricket runs away to the tree house she built with her father. Students can use the distance of the tree house from the ground to learn how to convert standard measurements.more

Grade:
4
Subject:
Math
Topic:
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Subtopic:
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Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, the main character Cricket sometimes hears coyotes howling in the woods. Students will use the novel as a starting point for learning more about a coyote’s howl, as well as its appearance, habitat, diet, behavior, and offspring.more

Grade:
6
Subject:
Science
Topic:
Scientists classify organisms
Subtopic:
Support claims that living organisms
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, the main character Cricket finds a cricket stuck in a spider web. Cricket rescues the insect and names her Charlene. Students will use the adventures of Cricket and Charlene as a starting point for learning more about a cricket’s appearance, habitat, diet,...more

Grade:
6, 7
Subject:
Science
Topic:
Levels of organization within organisms
Subtopic:
Cells are the basic unit of structure and function of organisms
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

Using the novel Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe as a starting point, students will learn how to find the perimeter of a rectangle.more

Grade:
4
Subject:
Math
Topic:
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Subtopic:
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Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

In the novel Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, Mama uses Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex on the Flight of Birds as a reference when creating a bird design for a tombstone. Students can use da Vinci’s drawings as a reference for their own designs. more

Grade:
6
Subject:
Visual & Performing Arts, Social Studies
Topic:
Novice Low-Creating Design, Renaissance, Reformation and the Age of Exploration
Subtopic:
The Italian Renaissance
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, Cricket uses a doogaloo to open the treasure box. Doogaloos, also known as scrip, were coins created to be used as currency in some mill towns. Students will use the doogaloo in the novel as a starting point for finding out more about metals and magnetism....more

Grade:
8
Subject:
Science, Social Studies
Topic:
Science and engineering practices, processes scientific inquiry-Grade 8
Subtopic:
Using data effectively; Safety
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

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...more

Grade:
7
Subject:
Science
Topic:
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Subtopic:
no results
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

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.more

Grade:
7
Subject:
Science
Topic:
no results
Subtopic:
no results
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, the main character Cricket discovers squirrels in a nest above the treehouse. Students can use the novel as a starting point for learning more about squirrels.more

Grade:
7
Subject:
Science, Technology
Topic:
Biotic and abiotic components of their environments, Empowered Learner
Subtopic:
Organisms depend on environmental interactions, Use technology for feedback to inform and improve
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.