There's an Owl in the Shower
- Students will gather facts on old growth forests and the logging industry from reading There's an Owl in the Shower by Jean Craighead George.
- Students will gather facts about the Spotted Owl in the Pacific Northwest.
- Students will write a persuasive (opinion, expository) essay, taking one side of the issue.
- Internet access
- Books: There's an Owl in the Shower
- Pass out the form below. Tell students that they will be reading a book which has lots of information on the spotted owl and old growth forests. Tell them to jot down facts that they find while reading the book.
- Use the Internet to check the validity of the facts and to gather more information.
- Have students write a persuasive essay taking one side of the debate over old growth forests vs. logging.
- Extension ideas:
- Stage a debate between members of the class.
- Have students make posters depicting their points of view.
Old Growth Forests Spotted Owls