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Soldier Bear Book Study & Critical Literacy grades 2-middle school

Soldier Bear Book Study & Critical Literacy grades 2-middle school
Soldier Bear Book Study & Critical Literacy grades 2-middle school
Soldier Bear Book Study & Critical Literacy grades 2-middle school
Soldier Bear Book Study & Critical Literacy grades 2-middle school
Soldier Bear Book Study & Critical Literacy grades 2-middle school
Soldier Bear Book Study & Critical Literacy grades 2-middle school
Soldier Bear Book Study & Critical Literacy grades 2-middle school
Soldier Bear Book Study & Critical Literacy grades 2-middle school
Product Description
Based on a real series of events that happened during World War II, Soldier Bear tells the story of an orphaned bear cub adopted by a group of Polish soldiers in Iran. The soldiers raise the bear and eventually enlist him as a soldier to ensure that he stays with the company. He travels with them from Iran to Italy, and then on to Scotland. Voytek's mischief gets him into trouble along with way, but he also provides some unexpected encouragement for the soldiers amidst the reality of war: Voytek learns to carry bombs for the company, saves the camp from a spy, and keeps them constantly entertained with his antics.

This unit is to engage students of many age levels and abilities to critically think, engage, and connect in literacy.
Included are a slew of close reading strategies that could be used for Soldier Bear as well as just about any book. This can be done as a read aloud or as a guided reading book study.

These activities are researched based and are aligned with the Common Core. Each activity can address many standards at once.

Before Reading
Gallery Walk
Quick Write -War
Reflection Questions
Quote Me On It- Tea Party strategy
During Reading
Reflection Questions
Sticky Notes on Each Chapter
Journey Maps
Theme
Graffiti Board Personification
Vocabulary
Character X-Ray (Voytek and Soldiers)
3 Choice Activities with QR codes
Poland during World War II
Mote Cassino
Syrian Brown Bear
After Reading
Mascot Design and Description
Character X-Ray (Voytek and Soldiers)
Opinion Piece (graphic organizer and final copy)
Retelling (graphic novel, illustration, mini-books, and story ray)
Quote Me On It- (Collage Reading, Save the Last Word For Me)
Top Five words and Word Clouds
Book Trailer


Each activity has detailed explanations, many have picture examples. All of the materials and additional resources including websites and QR codes are contained in this pack.

If you have any questions feel free to email me thewanderlustteacher@gmail.com


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Total Pages
63 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 month
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