I LOVE this novel by Sid Fleischmann! Using the Kaplan Depth and Complexity Icon Prompts, I have created a slide show for reader responses to By the Great Horn Spoon. Each slide contains one or two prompts broken down by chapters and the icon(s) related to the questions. Students will utilize the Depth and Complexity icons (Details, Ethics, Patterns, Language of the Discipline, Multiple Perspectives, Across the Disciplines, and Big Idea) to identify details, analyze themes, and contemplate different viewpoints on ethical topics from questions in the PowerPoint. The PPT is editable as well!
I use this in conjunction with my By the Great Horn Spoon character journal (see my other products) while teaching the California Gold Rush and By the Great Horn Spoon.
The questions are thought-provoking and excellent for discussion groups. This PowerPoint will help deepen your students' understanding of the icons, the novel, and the gold rush. Have fun!