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<ul><li> 1. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery Salamander Written by Donald J. Sobol and Illustrated by Brett Helquist </li> <li> 2. Summary A salamander has been stolen from the Den of Darkness in the town aquarium. Encyclopedia Brown, the police chiefs son, solves the mystery that has his dad stumped. </li> <li> 3. Question of the Week <ul><li>How can attention to detail help solve a problem? </li></ul></li> <li> 4. Review Questions <ul><li>Besides working at the aquarium, what do Dr. ODonnell, Mrs. Brown, and Sam Maine have in common? </li></ul><ul><li>What is an important lesson in this story? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the setting of the story? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did the author write this story? </li></ul><ul><li>What was Encyclopedias clue that helped him solve the crime? </li></ul></li> <li> 5. Review Questions <ul><li>Why would Sam Maine have lied about his experience with animals? </li></ul><ul><li>What was Mrs. King doing while Dr. ODonnell was examining the crocodile? </li></ul><ul><li>How are frogs and salamanders alike? </li></ul><ul><li>What might Sam have done with the Salamander if he had not been caught? </li></ul><ul><li>What did Encyclopedia need before he could solve the crime? </li></ul></li> <li> 6. Vocabulary - Say It <ul><li>reference </li></ul><ul><li>reptiles </li></ul><ul><li>stumped </li></ul><ul><li>Salamanders </li></ul><ul><li>amphibians </li></ul><ul><li>lizards </li></ul><ul><li>exhibit </li></ul><ul><li>crime </li></ul><ul><li>baffled </li></ul></li> <li> 7. amphibians <ul><li>cold-blooded animals with backbones and moist scale-less skin. Their young usually have gills and live in water until they develop lungs for living on land . </li></ul></li> <li> 8. crime <ul><li>activity of criminals; breaking of the law </li></ul></li> <li> 9. exhibit <ul><li>act of displaying; public showing </li></ul></li> <li> 10. lizards <ul><li>reptiles with long bodies and tails, moveable eyelids, and usually 4 legs. Some lizards have no legs and look much like snakes. </li></ul></li> <li> 11. reference <ul><li>used for information or help </li></ul></li> <li> 12. reptiles <ul><li>cold-blooded animals with backbones and lungs, usually covered with horny plates for scales </li></ul></li> <li> 13. salamanders <ul><li>animals shaped like lizards, but related to frogs and toads. They have smooth skin and live in water or in damp places. </li></ul></li> <li> 14. stumped <ul><li>puzzled </li></ul></li> <li> 15. Leroy is called Encyclopedia because his brain was filled with more facts than a reference book. </li> <li> 16. Leroy is called Encyclopedia because his brain was filled with more facts than a reference book. </li> <li> 17. A salamander looks like a lizard. </li> <li> 18. A salamander looks like a lizard. </li> <li> 19. A zoo exhibit has live animals on display that you can see up close. </li> <li> 20. A zoo exhibit has live animals on display that you can see up close. </li> <li> 21. It would be a crime to steal an animal from the zoo. </li> <li> 22. It would be a crime to steal an animal from the zoo. </li> <li> 23. Whenever the chief was stumped, Encyclopedia would crack the case for him. </li> <li> 24. Whenever the chief was stumped , Encyclopedia would crack the case for him. </li> <li> 25. Snakes, turtles, and lizards are all reptiles. </li> <li> 26. Snakes, turtles, and lizards are all reptiles . </li> <li> 27. Frogs, toads, and salamanders are all amphibians. </li> <li> 28. Frogs, toads, and salamanders are all amphibians . </li> <li> 29. </li> </ul>