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Depth and Complexity Critical Thinking Resource for Sign of the Beaver

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Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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26 pages
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Reading and Responding to The Sign of the Beaver with Depth and Complexity!

Bring your students’ thinking and discussion to a whole new level while reading Elizabeth George Speare’s The Sign of The Beaver. This critical thinking companion resource is designed to “dig deeper” when compared to traditional novel worksheets available. Each chapter has a unique graphic organizer that contains 4 critical thinking questions questions and 1 related "Core Question". All questions within the graphic organizers are open-ended, can be answered in multiple ways, and encourage textual support from the book.

This teaching tool can be applied in multiple ways…
*”Expert Group” Sharing
*”Jig Saw” Activity
*Whole-Class “Shared Reading”
*"Literature Circle" Activity
*Writing Prompts

➡FREE Depth and Complexity Posters

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IMPORTANT: This resource has recently been reformatted. Please read through the product description carefully and download the preview to see exactly what is included.

This resource was created based on the Depth and Complexity framework, which was developed by Dr. Sandra Kaplan under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement: 1996

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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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