Touching Spirit Bear: Directed Reading Thinking Activity

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What experiences lead people to change and how do they do it? After reading about Cole's encounter with Touching Spirit Bear, readers complete the second out of a series of five activities to predict future events in the text. The resource comes complete with instructions and a worksheet that includes an excerpt of the text that can be used for analysis. To finish, middle schoolers must select evidence to support their predictions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The activity is applicable to any part of the text; consider having readers complete a jigsaw of the book, each facilitating a discussion about predictions, what they learned, and evidence from the reading to support it
  • Lesson lends itself to talking about plagiarism and correct citations; use the information from the worksheet as a model to pupils and have them create their own citations as evidence
Classroom Considerations

  • Have copies of the worksheet for class
Pros

  • Activity is broken down into pre-, during, and post- reading categories
  • Questions are open-ended and allow for critical thinking
  • Scaffolded and designed with multiple evidence-based strategies, learners grow into more mature readers as they progress through the resource
Cons

  • None
Common Core