The lesson plan/presentation for RESCUING RED-EARED SLIDERS - Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far includes: Discussion of specific pages in the picture book, trivia questions and discussion on basic facts about Red-eared Slider turtles, turtles you might find in pet stores, the eight turtle species located in Ontario, Red-eared Slider distribution, how to care for Red-eared Sliders and other pet turtles, including expenses, foods, equipment and accessories, reptile and “special species” shelters and rescues, what to do/not do if you can no longer keep your pet turtle, why some people may choose to give up their pet turtle (generally due to previously discussed expenses, including equipment and housing, food, vet bills, etc.) and why you must never release a pet turtle into the wild. Many activity sheets (and answer sheets) are available in the package (word searches, crosswords, colouring pages, research assignments and many more), and an assessment rubric, vocabulary page and curriculum guidelines the lesson plan fulfills are all there for the teachers.
- Get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in a reading and visit(s) and I will loan your school a copy or copies of the lesson plan.
- Contact me at least 2 weeks prior to my scheduled visit to your school to discuss what components within this lesson plan you would like me to participate in with your class (and which portions you would like the class to do in their own time).
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- I have a USB drive or laptop and projector for my presentation but I can also use a projector at the school, if preferred - please get in touch with the author ASAP if alternate presentation materials will need to be used.
This $500 Package includes: Class visit with reading, post reading discussion and trivia, q&a and introduction to “poster”, “diorama”, “research” or “list” related activities (as determined on a case by case basis). Students will have 2 days - 2 weeks (as determined by teacher/class schedule) to work on their assignments and I will return for a second class visit to see presentations by the students and their work. New activities can also be done during my second visit. Book forms and take aways will be left for students to take home and a set of up to 15 books are included for the class and library. Lesson plans will be loaned out for the duration of the session and if teachers wish to sign up for a visit next year get to keep the lesson plan binders. 1 hour + per visit.
Please note that a “class” is considered to be no more than 30 students. A minor price adjustment based on number of students/activity copies and books will be made if a class has more than 30 students, or if you wish to combine classes. Teachers will be given the appropriate number of activity sheets to cover all the students in the class. Any loaned out lesson plans or books that have been damaged will need to be purchased for $25 per binder and $12.99 per book. I will be able to provide a brief contract for any school visit tier purchased.