The Sign of the Beaver Fun Activities

Elizabeth George Speare
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 136 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.

1. VOCABULARY

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

2. 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.

3. LANGUAGE: BE POLITICALLY CORRECT

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

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