The Sign of the Beaver Fun Activities

Elizabeth George Speare
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VOCABULARY

Make a crossword puzzle of vocabulary words from Chapter 1 that are related to life and survival in the woods.

THE PENOBSCOT LANGUAGE--SEE WHAT ATTEAN SAW!

Collect the few Penobscot words that are used in The Sign of the Beaver. Create a glossary of words that Attean may have used in his discussions with Matt. Words that relate to survival and nature would have been useful so add these words.

LANGUAGE: BE POLITICALLY CORRECT

Research the word "squaw." You will be surprised--and ultimately more politically correct.

STEREOTYPES

Review some of the short sentences that Attean and his father use. Review the description of the description of Attean's view of the village the morning after the celebration. How might this language or description reinforce stereotypes of Native American people?

AUTHOR STUDY

Look up Elizabeth George Speare and prepare a short presentation about her. Why...

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