The Sign of the Beaver Novel Study

Smart Simple Novel Studies
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Can man truly own land? What happens when cultures collide? Which bonds are stronger - those of family or those of friendship? Literature and the themes therein are meant to be considered, interacted with and discussed. Help your student(s) stop and take the time to look beyond the words on the page. Through this unique novel study, students will actually spend time with the text, rolling the content around in their brains all while making decisions regarding their own thoughts and intuition. This deep dive is accomplished through schema activation, predictions, independent thinking, journal prompts, get out of the book activities and personal reflection with a few necessary comprehension questions sprinkled in. Do not let the word simple in Smart Simple Novel Studies or Smart Simple Homeschool scare you. The simple part is for you the educator or parent - simply purchase and print. Rest assured, all resources created by Smart Simple Homeschool are designed to challenge your learner to think, learn, know, do and become.

Total Pages
41 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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