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Touching Spirit Bear Common Core Aligned Literature Guide - PDF

 
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ISBN: 978-1-938913-79-2
Pages: 224
Copyright: 2015
Writer: Donna Gleason

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This complete 224-page teaching guide for Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen is aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades 7-8. This guide includes comprehensive study of the novel, and covers many standards through in-depth reading and analysis of the novel, and leaves students with a true appreciation for the themes of the book, as well as a grasp of the many skills this guide addresses.

• Pre-Reading Activity: Anticipation/Discussion Questions
• Comprehension and Analysis Questions
• Essay and Writing Ideas
• List of Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities
• Post-Reading Alternative Assessment Ideas
• Class Circle Meeting, Process, Scenarios, and Individual Reflection

• Vocabulary Lists: with and without definitions (L.7.6; L.8.6)
• Glossary of Allusions, Terminology, and Expressions from the story (L.7.6; L.8.6; RL.8.4)

CCSS Reading: Informational Texts articles and corresponding questions on:
• Genre – Realistic Fiction (RI.7.1; RI.8.1)
• The Tlingit People of Alaska and Canada (RI.7.1, RI.7.4, RI.7.5; RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3, RI.8.4, RI.8.5, RI.8.6)
• The History of the Juvenile Court System (RI.7.1, RI.7.4, RI.7.5; RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3, RI.8.4)
• The History, Climate, and Geography of Alaska (RI.7.1, RI.7.4, RI.7.5; RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3)
• Dealing with Anger (RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.7.5, RI.7.6; RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3)
• The Real Spirit Bears (RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.7.5; RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3, RI.8.4)
• Comparing and Contrasting Informational Texts (RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.7.5, RI.7.6, RI.7.8, RI.7.9; RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3, RI.8.4, RI.8.5, RI.8.6)

CCSS Reading: Literature Focus Lessons on
• Figurative Language (RL.7.4, L.7.5, L.7.5.A; RL.8.4, L.8.5, L.8.5.C)
• Character Development (RL.7.1, RL.7.3; RL.8.2, RL.8.3)
• Point of View (RL.7.6; RL.8.3, RL.8.6)
• Character Traits (RL.7.1, RL.7.3; RL.8.2, RL.8.3)
• Analyzing and Comparing Poetry (RL.7.3, RL.7.4, L.7.5; RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.8.9)
• Theme (RL 7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.5; RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.5)

CCSS Writing Focus activities and lessons, including those on
• Newspaper Article (W.7.3, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.9, W.7.10; W.8.3, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.9, W.8.10;
• Organizing a Compare/Contrast Essay (W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.9, W.7.10; W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.9, W.8.10
• Cole’s Journal (W.7.3, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.9, W.7.10; W.8.3, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.9, W.8.10;
• Point of View (W.7.4, W.7.5; W.8.4, W.8.5)
• Creating an Outline (W.7.4, W.7.5; W.8.4, W.8.5)
• Meditation Research (W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.6, W.7.10; W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.6, W.8.10)
• How to Cite Sources (W.7.6; W.8.6)
• Argumentative Writing (W.7.1; W.8.1)
• Informative Paper (W.7.2; W.8.2)

CCSS Language Focus activities and lessons, including those on
• The Dash, Hyphen, and Ellipsis (L.7.1; L.8.2, L.8.2.A)
• The Ellipsis (L.7.1; L.8.2, L.8.2.B)
• Denotation/Connotation (RL.7.4, L.7.5, L.7.5.A; RL.8.4, L.8.5, L.8.5.C)
• Unraveling Word Meanings (L.7.4.B, L.7.4.C; L.8.4.A, L.8.4.B, L.8.4.C)
• Active vs. Passive Voice in Writing (L.7.3; L.8.3, L.8.3.A)
• Figurative Language (RL.7.4, L.7.5, L.7.5.A; RL.8.4, L.8.5, L.8.5.A)
• Verbals (L.7.1; L.8.1, L.8.1.B, L.8.1.D)

Reading Quizzes every few chapters
Vocabulary Quizzes every few chapters
Two Final Tests - one entirely multiple choice
Teacher's Guide, including a sample agenda and summary of the novel
Common Core Alignment Documentation
Complete Answer Key
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