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Literature Unit for The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer (31 Days of Literature Unit Ideas)

Leah Courtney
This post is part of the 31 Days of Literature Unit Ideas series. You can find all of the books in the series here. And if you'd like to use this book as a literature unit, you can find a FREE printable guide below.

The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer is a beautiful and creative book that chronicles the ideas of a little boy who has a salamander for a pet. Young children can enjoy the simple story, and older children can learn much from activities that can extend the themes and topics in the story.

Literature unit for The Salamander Room; includes science, geography, language arts, and crafts
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About the book...

A young boy finds a salamander in the woods and brings it home. His mother begins to ask him about where he will keep it and how he will take care of it. As he makes plans for his salamander, his ideas will slowly transform his room into a salamander room.



Language arts...

  • Write a story about what would happen if you found a salamander in the woods. (Let younger children dictate.)
  • Talk about the problems that Brian's mother brings up and Brian's solution to each. Draw a chart with two columns. In the first column, you can write each problem. In the second column, the child can write or draw a solution.

Crafts and Hands-on...

Other resources...


If you'd like to use The Salamander Room as a literature unit, you can find a FREE printable guide here.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

Leah Courtney is a homeschooling mom of four. She’s graduated two teens- one who’s a legal adult now! And she’s still homeschooling two middle schoolers. She loves all things book related, and in her- very rare- free time you can find her listening to audiobooks and coloring.


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