This 148 page resource for teaching Ben Mikaelsen's popular novel has eight different components. Though CCSS alignments are not listed in this file, the various activities meet a large portion of ELA skills requirements for grades 6-8. More specific alignments for individual components are included below.
•Detailed CHAPTER SUMMARIES written in bulleted format.
•PREREADING activities and ideas with a bulletin board suggestion. (RL 6-8, W6-8)
•VOCABULARY with word lists, definitions, dictionary activities, and worksheets. (RL 6.4, 7.4, 8.4 L. 6.4, 7.4, 8.4 L. 6.6, 7.6, 8.6)
•Chapter-by-chapter SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS that require detailed, factual responses. (RL.6.1, 7.1, 8.1)
•A series of OBJECTIVE TESTS that cover the novel as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test and check for basic story comprehension. (RL 6.1, 7.1, 8.1)
•THINK, WRITE, CREATE open-ended prompts, both chapter-by-chapter and whole book, that require students to engage HIGHER LEVEL THINKING SKILLS. (Aligns to most ELA 6-8 skills)
•GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS for writing based on specific novel events or characters. (Aligns to a variety of ELA 6-8 skills)
•Full ANSWER KEYS for those items requiring a specific answer are included.
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Touching Spirit Bear: Summaries and Objective Test Teaching Pack
Touching Spirit Bear: Whole Book Test
Touching Spirit Bear:Prereading,Vocabulary,Short Answer Questions
Touching Spirit Bear: Think,Write,Create with Graphic Organizers
Touching Spirit Bear: Short Answer Questions
Touching Spirit Bear: Vocabulary Study