If you have ever used the book The Salamander Room by Ann Mazer, you will love this accompanying unit! Use this unit to take Brian's ideas to see if the habitat he wants to build will really give the salamander the freedom that it needs. Discuss habitats, salamander life cycles, and take a look at what is known about salamanders in the real world through the use of videos and websites. This unit is correlated through common core for second grade. However, it could be amended for either first or third grades.
life cycles, habitats, amphbians, pond, lake, creek, writer's workshop, reader's workshop, read aloud
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I have been teaching for 18 years, 13 of which were in the inner city. Along the way I earned my master's and a specialist's degree. I have conducted several balanced workshops in the Southeast Tennessee area.