• Environmental Fiction Unit 
    Carl Hiassen Novels and 
    Frightful's Mountain Novel 
     
     
    In this  research-based module, students explore the benefits and harmful consequences of the use of the controversial pesticide DDT. In Unit 1, students begin the novel Frightful’s Mountain (640L) by Jean Craighead George. Students will read closely to practice citing evidence and drawing inferences from this compelling text as they begin to think about the interactions between people and the natural world. They also will read informational texts and watch videos to gather evidence and trace arguments about the uses, benefits, and harmful consequences of DDT, its affects on the environment, and its use in the battle against malaria. At the end of this unit, students will participate in a Fishbowl discussion to begin to articulate their evidence-based opinions about the central question: “Do the benefits of DDT outweigh its harmful consequences?” 
     
     

    Frightful’s Mountain Vocabulary List       Name_______________________

    Word                        Chapter /Page#                          Definition

    QUIZ 1

    Jesses

    Fledglings

    Tiercel

    Eyases

    Juvenile

    Migration

    Meandering

    Culvert

    Instinct

    Predator

    Aerie

    Nictitating membrane

    Prey

    Hunkered

    Ravenously

    QUIZ 2

    Girder

    Cote

    Pesticides

    Imprint

    Conservation

    Scrape

    Transformer

    Pores

    Mews

    Prey

    Mottled

    Destiny

    Raptors

    Albumen

    Incubate

    QUIZ 3

    Poachers

    Rivulets

    Torrents

    Pellet

    Thicket

    Protesters

    Endangered

    Deluge

    Morsel

    Vertical

    Falconer

    Hatching

    Conservation

    Embryos

    Horizontal

    QUIZ 4

    Nestling

    Winter solstice

    Hacking porch

    Galapagos Islands

    Thermal

    Accumulated

    Biological clock

    Magnetic pull

    Cupola

    Eyases

    Contentment

    Paternalism

    Aleutian Islands

    Conservation(repeat)

    Incognito

     
     
Last Modified on November 6, 2017