Literature Circle Guide the Sign of the Beaver

Literature Circle Guide  the Sign of the Beaver
Author: Tara McCarthy
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002-09
ISBN: 9780439355421
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature Circle Guide the Sign of the Beaver Book Excerpt:

A guide to using the book "The Sign of the Beaver," for literature circles in grades four through eight that includes management tips, an author biography, key reading comprehension strategies, and reproducible writing prompts and discussion questions.

The Sign of the Beaver Lit Link Gr 4 6

The Sign of the Beaver Lit Link Gr  4 6
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: On The Mark Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1770722645
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sign of the Beaver Lit Link Gr 4 6 Book Excerpt:

A Guide for Using The Sign of the Beaver in the Classroom

A Guide for Using The Sign of the Beaver in the Classroom
Author: John Carratello,Patty Carratello
Publsiher: Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1991-09
ISBN: 1557344027
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide for Using The Sign of the Beaver in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

This literature unit is used with The Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare. Included are sample lesson plans, biographical sketch of the author, book summary, book report ideas and more.

The Sign of the Beaver

The Sign of the Beaver
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publsiher: BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1621070999
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sign of the Beaver Book Excerpt:

The perfect companion to Elizabeth George Speare’s "The Sign of the Beaver," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Sign of the Beaver Literature Kit Gr 5 6

The Sign of the Beaver   Literature Kit Gr  5 6
Author: Nat Reed
Publsiher: Classroom Complete Press
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN: 1553198751
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sign of the Beaver Literature Kit Gr 5 6 Book Excerpt:

Learn the importance of having skills for wilderness survival. Offer students a variety of objective and subjective questions. Get a clear understanding of the setting by comparing 1768 with today. Explore the concept of stereotyping with Matt's interaction with Attean. Students write an alternate ending to the incident with the bear that reflects how they would have reacted in that situation. Match vocabulary words found in the novel with their meanings. Write an editorial for the local newspaper for or against the use of leg traps. Compare Attean's, Matt's and today's society and culture by finding similarities and differences between food, housing and clothing. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: A story of wilderness survival in 18th Century Maine, about a young boy who is caught between two worlds. Shortly after Matt and his father finish building a cabin on their new settlement, Matt finds himself alone in the Maine wilderness with his nearest neighbor several miles away. With his father returning to civilization to get their family, Matt’s adventures begin. Matt is stung nearly to death by a swarm of bees, but manages to survive with the help of two local Natives—Attean and his grandfather, Saknis. As the summer progresses, the two boys have a number of adventures together, including killing an angry bear. In autumn, Matt is rejoined with his parents just after the snow flies.

The Sign Of The Beaver

The Sign Of The Beaver
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1983-04-27
ISBN: 0547348703
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sign Of The Beaver Book Excerpt:

A 1984 Newbery Honor Book Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt realizes he has no way to shoot game or to protect himself. When Matt meets Attean, a boy in the Beaver clan, he begins to better understand their way of life and their growing problem in adapting to the white man and the changing frontier. Elizabeth George Speare’s Newbery Honor-winning survival story is filled with wonderful detail about living in the wilderness and the relationships that formed between settlers and natives in the 1700s. Now with an introduction by Joseph Bruchac.

Building Character Through Multicultural Literature

Building Character Through Multicultural Literature
Author: Rosann Jweid,Margaret Rizzo
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780810850422
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Character Through Multicultural Literature Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive reference to 50 titles that will help children cultivate ethics, assume personal responsibility, and practice moral judgment in unfamiliar cultural contexts.

At the Sign of the Beaver

At the Sign of the Beaver
Author: Samuel Mathewson Baylis
Publsiher: W. Briggs
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1907
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Canadian poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Sign of the Beaver Book Excerpt:

A Literature Kit for The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

A Literature Kit for The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
Author: Nat Reed,Elizabeth George Speare
Publsiher: Classroom Complete Press
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781553193395
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Literature Kit for The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare Book Excerpt:

A Literature Kit. A story of wilderness survival in 18th Century Maine about a young boy who is caught between two worlds. Shortly after Matt and his father finish building a cabin on their new settlement, Matt finds himself alone in the Maine wilderness with his nearest neighbor several miles away. With his father returning to civilization to get their family, Matts adventures begin. Matt is stung nearly to death by a swarm of bees, but manages to survive with the help of two local Natives, Attean and his grandfather, Saknis. As the summer progresses, the two boys have a number of adventures together, including killing an angry bear. In autumn, Matt is rejoined with his parents just after the snow flies.

Newspaper Scavenger Hunts

Newspaper Scavenger Hunts
Author: Tom Burt
Publsiher: Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1998-10
ISBN: 1576903532
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Newspaper Scavenger Hunts Book Excerpt:

All kinds of activities utilizing newspapers and scavenger hunts.

35 Best Books for Teaching U S Regions

35 Best Books for Teaching U S  Regions
Author: Toni Buzzeo,Jane Kurtz
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780439207638
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

35 Best Books for Teaching U S Regions Book Excerpt:

Take your students on a learning-packed trip across the U.S. with books they’ll love! This resource includes background information, activity ideas, reproducibles, and Internet connections to help you use 35 great novels as springboards to social studies learning. A great way to get your kids to read more deeply—and learn about the seven U.S. regions. For use with Grades 4-8.

Teaching Literary Elements

Teaching Literary Elements
Author: Tara McCarthy
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780590209458
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Literary Elements Book Excerpt:

1. Character -- 2. Setting -- 3. Plot -- 4. Expanding the reading and wrting experience.

More Novels and Plays

More Novels and Plays
Author: Janet Evans Worthington,Albert B. Somers
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1563086913
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Novels and Plays Book Excerpt:

Entries for thirty novels and plays each include a brief plot summary, an appraisal of the work's reputation, lists of themes and literary concepts, titles for outside reading, discussion questions, and suggested activities for students.

The Beaver

The Beaver
Author: Dietland Müller-Schwarze,Lixing Sun
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780801440984
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beaver Book Excerpt:

Beavers can and do dramatically change the landscape. The beaver is a keystone species—their skills as foresters and engineers create and maintain ponds and wetlands that increase biodiversity, purify water, and prevent large-scale flooding. Biologists have long studied their daily and seasonal routines, family structures, and dispersal patterns. As human development encroaches into formerly wild areas, property owners and government authorities need new, nonlethal strategies for dealing with so-called nuisance beavers. At the same time, the complex behavior of beavers intrigues visitors at parks and other wildlife viewing sites because it is relatively easy to observe.In an up-to-date, exhaustively illustrated, and comprehensive book on beaver biology and management, Dietland Müller-Schwarze and Lixing Sun gather a wealth of scientific knowledge about both the North American and Eurasian beaver species. The Beaver is designed to satisfy the curiosity and answer the questions of anyone with an interest in these animals, from students who enjoy watching beaver ponds at nature centers to homeowners who hope to protect their landscaping. Photographs taken by the authors document every aspect of beaver behavior and biology, the variety of their constructions, and the habitats that depend on their presence. Beaver facts:•Just as individual beavers shape their immediate surroundings, so did the distribution of beavers across North America influence the paths of English and French explorers and traders. As a result of the fur trade, beavers were wiped out across large areas of the United States. Reintroduction efforts led to the widespread establishment of these resilient animals, and now they are found throughout North America, Europe, and parts of the southern hemisphere.•Beaver meadows provided early settlers with level, fertile pastures and hayfields.•Based on the fossil record, the smallest extinct beaver species were the size of a muskrat, and the largest may have reached the size of a black bear (five to six times as large as today's North American beavers). Beaver-gnawed wood has been found alongside the skeleton of a mastodon.•Some beavers remain in the home lodge for an extra year to assist their parents in raising younger siblings. They feed, groom, and guard the newborn kits.•In 1600, beaver ponds covered eleven percent of the upper Mississippi and Missouri Rivers' watershed above Thebes, Illinois. Restoring only 3 percent of the original wetlands might suffice to prevent catastrophic floods such as those in the early 1990s.

Winning Authors

Winning Authors
Author: Kathleen Long Bostrom
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781563088773
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winning Authors Book Excerpt:

Look behind the scenes, and learn more about the 76 fascinating authors who have garnered the prestigious Newbery Medal since it was established in 1922.

Tales from the Beaver Lodge

Tales from the Beaver Lodge
Author: C. B. James
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2016-10-21
ISBN: 1524646520
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales from the Beaver Lodge Book Excerpt:

Little Berry, born in the savage Maine wilderness, watches as her father is swept away by a flood wave and her mother is carried off by savage wolves, never to be seen again. Orphaned and alone, she is discovered by the kindly Ms. Parks, who operates a trading store in the remote valley not far from Bar Harbor known as the Valley of the Four Ponds. Mentored by Ms. Parks, Little Berry stuns her when she begins to speak and soon can read books. Not only can Little Berry speak English, she can speak numerous languages. It was if she had been alive for many years and even perhaps had existed as many beings and maybe had once been human. Surrounded by savage wolves and bears, Little Berry rallies a small band of young beavers to her side. Realizing Little Berrys great abilities, the beavers elect her as their queen. Her cousins, the twins, better known as Chunk and Crunch, become her bodyguards. Soon the Queen is winning over some of the bears, such as Sleepy Pete, with great kindness while fighting the wolves led by such fierce leaders as One-Eyed Jack and the Devils Breath. Along the way, Toasty, a tall lean bull beaver, learns to start fires and fly a plane. The Queen, with the help of the twins, finds a giant egg in a cave, which reveals the greatest surprise of all. Added to the mix of tales is Catalina Cougar, who kidnaps the Queen, but in the end, she is saved by a small kit beaver known as Little Ace. There are beaver baseball games and many other tales of adventure as the Queen and her furry friends meet the wolves in the climatic battle. Within these pages are many tales of fun and adventure as told by the Queen and her bucktoothed friends.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children s Literature

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children s Literature
Author: Bernice E. Cullinan,Diane Goetz Person
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 863
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9780826417787
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

The Sign of the Beaver

The Sign of the Beaver
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983-01
ISBN: 9780606033916
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sign of the Beaver Book Excerpt:

In the late eighteenth century, eleven-year-old Matt befriends an Indian boy of the Beaver clan who helps him survive alone in the wilderness.

Unsettling Narratives

Unsettling Narratives
Author: Clare Bradford
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0889205078
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsettling Narratives Book Excerpt:

Children’s books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children’s Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government. Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand and includes picture books, novels, and films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous publishers and producers. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussion—the use of postcolonial theories—relatively new to the field of children’s literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures.

Medicine Wheel Plain Simple

Medicine Wheel Plain   Simple
Author: Deborah Durbin
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 1612833950
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicine Wheel Plain Simple Book Excerpt:

An Introduction to Native American Astrology Like their Western and Chinese counterparts, Native Americans developed an astrological system for understanding the world and envisioning harmony in the universe. Based on animals and clans and including corresponding trees, stones, and colors, the medicine wheel is broken into 12 moons similar to the 12 signs in Western astrology. In fascinating detail and with illustrations throughout, this new entry in the Plain & Simple series explores an exciting and little-known aspect of Native American culture. In addition to analyses of all the signs, symbols, and seasonal associations, there are illuminating charts, explanations of the medicine wheel, and practical ideas for using Native American astrology as an oracle. This is a book for the thousands fascinated by Native American legend and lore.