Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
The objective of this lesson is to examine how Mickey is injured by an iguana, and what the author reveals about importing exotic animals. Mickey is standing with a cup of hot cocoa underneath a coconut pond in his backyard. A lizard killed by a freeze falls on his head and gives him a concussion. Pet dealers in Miami have been importing the baby specimens from the tropics. Once the creatures get big and become a problem, their owners set them loose. That has resulted in south Florida being overrun with hordes of wild iguanas.
Class Discussion: What was Mickey doing when an iguana fell from a tree and hit him on the head? What caused the iguana to fall from the tree? Why do iguanas die in freezing cold weather? What injuries did Mickey receive from the incident? What symptoms has he had ever...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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