The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
The Sign of the Beaver Teaching Guide is a 110-page, eight-component resource for teaching Elizabeth George Speare's 1984 Newbery Honor Book.
Teaching Guide Components:
(1)The detailed CHAPTER SUMMARIES, written in bulleted format for easy reference, provide a quick method for becoming familiar with the material when time is limited and for refreshing memory when using the title from year to year.
(2)PREREADING ACTIVITIES include a researchable trivia activity, discussion and research topics, and a bulletin board idea.
(3)In the VOCABULARY section are an alphaetized whole-book word list, sectional word lists with definitions, dictionary activities, and usage worksheets.
Short Answer Questions
(4)The chapter-by-chapter SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS can be put to use in a variety of ways including homework reading guides. The questions require detailed, FACTUAL responses.
(5)The series of OBJECTIVE TESTS, which cover The Sign of the Beaver as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test, DO NOT REQUIRE STORY INTERPRETATION, but they do check for basic story comprehension. Students will find it necessary to read the material carefully and thoroughly for FACTUAL CONTENT in order to score well on these tests.
(6)The activities in THINK, WRITE, CREATE, both chapter-by-chapter and whole book, require students to engage the HIGHER LEVEL THINKING SKILLS of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Graphic Organizers for Writing
(7)The GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS for writing are based on specific Sign of the Beaver events or characters rather than a cookie-cutter design. Each one offers opportunities for practicing and improving writing skills.
(8)Full ANSWER KEYS for all questions requiring a specific response are included.
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The Sign of the Beaver Novel Teaching Guide may be purchased as separate components.
The Sign of the Beaver Chapter Summaries and Objective Tests
Sign of the Beaver Summaries/Objective Tests
The Sign of the Beaver Prereading/Vocabulary/Short Answer Questions
Sign of the Beaver Prereading/Vocabulary/Short Answer Questions
The Sign of the Beaver Thinking Skills and Graphic Organizers for Writing
Sign of the Beaver Think, Write, Create/Graphic Organizers
The Sign of the Beaver Short Answer Questions
Sign of the Beaver Short Answer Questions with Answer Keys
The Sign of the Beaver Vocabulary Study
Sign of the Beaver Vocabulary Study
The Sign of the Beaver Whole Book Test
Sign of the Beaver Whole Book Test