Students love choice. Give them the choice of their essay topic for the novel Touching Spirit Bear. This set of four essays includes:
-A standard rubric that can be used to grade all four essays.
-A multiple part question for each essay topic that guides students in their thinking and writing.
-The bottom of the first page of each essay packet is a bookmark that students can cut out and use to guide them as they annotate their books.
-A multiple page outline/guide for each essay is included that will help students write their essay step by step.
-An informative essay checklist students can use for self- or peer- review.
These essays be used at any level above 5th grade, and is especially designed to introduce students to literary essay writing. A guide is included that explains the parts of an informative essay CCSS style.
Each essay can be purchased individually:
Touching Spirit Bear Essay on Author's Craft
Touching Spirit Bear Essay on The Circle of Life
Touching Spirit Bear Essay on the Title and its Meaninge
Touching Spirit Bear-Essay on Symbolism and Theme
**Teach your students to think deeply as they read Touching Spirit Bear with Common Core Literature Circles
. Try out The Common Core Discussion Director
** Using interactive notebooks in your classroom? Try out these flip books for fiction and non fiction close reading.
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