The Sign of the Beaver

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Extend a class reading of the novel The Sign of the Beaver across all subject areas with this literature unit guide. From basic discussion questions and writing prompts, to a research project about tracking animals, this resource offers numerous ideas for enhancing young readers' appreciation of this award-winning novel.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If available, offer the audiobook as a language arts learning center during a reading of the story
  • Use the included comprehension questions and vocabulary to create a packet to help guide students through the novel
  • Choose activities from this resource to include on a learning menu of project options to complete after finishing the book
Classroom Considerations

  • Though intended for use with an audio recording of the book, this resource can also be applied to a reading of the story
Pros

  • Suggests interdisciplinary activities that address concepts in social studies, science, and the arts
  • Offers a comprehensive list of key vocabulary for the novel
Cons

  • Offers only general descriptions of cross-curricular activities, requiring further development by the teacher