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The Sign of the Beaver

By Elizabeth George Speare (6)

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Elizabeth George Speare’s The Sign of the Beaver is set in Maine in 1768, and is the story of a boy’s survival under difficult conditions. When Matt’s father leaves to bring back the rest of their family from Massachusetts, the twelve-year-old boy is in charge of the family land and home. Through a series of mishaps, Matt finds himself short of food. An Indian man, and his grandson Attean, rescues Matt from a near-drowning, and a friendship quickly develops between the two boys. Matt and Attean share their skills with the other, with Matt helping Attean learn how to read English, and Attean divulging survival mechanisms. When the Beaver People are preparing to leave for the winter, Matt is invited to go along with them, though he realizes that he must stay and wait for his family. While he is alone, he practices the skills he has learned, hunting, tanning hides, and making clothing. When his family finally returns, having been delayed by illness and loss, they look forward to spring and the building of a nearby town. Speare’s novel has garnered critical acclaim for her adept spinning of a survival tale, especially appropriate for middle school readers with its historical context of colonial America.

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    Study Guide: Sign of the Beaver (eBook)

    Learning Links/Novel-Ties
    26 Pages, Grades 4 - 7
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    Study Guide: Sign of the Beaver (eBook)

    Created to benefit newer middle school students with a greater understanding and appreciation for literature, this Learning Links Novel-Ties guide will encourage and train students for more complex reading in the future. Pre- and post-reading activities and worksheets are supplied on a chapter-by-chapter basis, which allows students to become comfortable with the majority of literary devices. A story synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a reputable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 5, constituted of the following additional titles: Bridge to Terabithia; Island of the Blue Dolphins; My Side of the Mountain; The Pinballs; Tuck Everlasting; Sign of the Beaver; The Phantom Tollbooth; From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; The Fighting Ground; Matilda; The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle; In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson; Lily's Crossing; The Borrowers; The Whipping Boy; Toliver's Secret; Bloomability; On My Honor; Summer of the Monkeys; Among The Hidden; Castle in the Attic; The Wanderer; Call It Courage; Amos Fortune, Free Man; Crash; Becoming Naomi Leon; Bud, Not Buddy; Seedfolks; Esperanza Rising; George Washington's Socks; Crispin: The Cross of Lead; Among the Imposters; Fever 1793; Pictures of Hollis Woods; Surviving the Applewhites; Al Capone Does My Shirts; Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; Three Cups of Tea; Elijah of Buxton; Marley, A Dog Like No Other; Rules. All precursory Novel-Ties eBooks can be found by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Teaching Unit: The Sign of the Beaver (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    59 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Teaching Unit: The Sign of the Beaver (eBook)

    For either the new or experienced teacher, Prestwick House's Teaching Units serve as a useful resource for teaching a new book, with a broad selection of eBook guides available for immediate download. Chapter-by-chapter exercises help students achieve scholarly objectives with essay and discussion questions, vocabulary lists, and a multiple-choice test. Educators will save time and energy with this indispensible teaching resource.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Teaching Units series. Other best-selling titles include: The Lottery; Life of Pi; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; A Thousand Splendid Suns; The Outsiders; The Gift of the Magi; I Know What You Did Last Summer, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook guides for teaching, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Teacher Created Resources
    48 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
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    The Sign of the Beaver: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use (eBook)

    This eBook Lit Guide contains a large assortment of classroom resources that will make developing important literary skills entertaining. Sectional activities, pre- and post-reading lessons, reproducible worksheets, and even quizzes and unit tests increase students' proficiency in understanding vocabulary, plot development, and characterization. This eBook Lit Guide involves ideas that are optimal for individualized reading and core literature.This eBook literature guide is an entry in the Teacher Created Resources Intermediate Lit Guides series, comprised of the following best-selling titles: The Sign of the Beaver; A Wrinkle in Time; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; James and the Giant Peach; Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH; Dear Mr. Henshaw; Matilda; Loser; The Great Gilly Hopkins, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    On The Mark Press
    64 Pages, Grades 4 - 6
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    Literature Guide: The Sign of the Beaver (Lit Links series) (eBook)

    Specifically designed to enable students to develop important reading skills, On The Mark Press' Lit Links eBook guides contain numerous creative and cross-curricular activities for increasing students' competency in reading. This guide seeks to strengthen reading comprehension with reproducible chapter-by-chapter questions, comprehension questions, and more - complete with an answer key for educators. Also includes an author bio and story synopsis.This eBook is an entry in the Lit Links series of literature guides from On The Mark Press. Popular titles covered in the series include: Frindle, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Abel's Island; Superfudge; The Cay; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Owls in the Family; Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key; A Wrinkle in Time; Fantastic Mr. Fox; The Trumpet of the Swan; Freckle Juice, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Response Journal: The Sign of the Beaver (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    29 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Response Journal: The Sign of the Beaver (eBook)

    This Prestwick House Response Journal is specifically designed to help students relate ideas in literature back to their own experiences. This eBook provides chapter-by-chapter reproducible prompts to help students reflect on what they've read, bridging their life experiences with the adventures of the characters. As part of the response-centered movement, critical thinking journals make a superb warm-up activity that will eventually culminate into a personal reference.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Response Journals series. Other best-selling titles include: Rebecca; The Secret Life of Bees; Into The Wild; The Bluest Eye; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Brave New World; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook response journals, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Novel Units
    8 Pages, Grades 7 - 8
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    The Sign of the Beaver: End-of-Book Test (Standards Based) (eBook)

    From Novel Units, the venerable Standards Based End-of-Book Test comes ready to use in a few steps: all you have to do is download, print, and test! Educators will enjoy the inexpensive series that saves both time and energy by including a teacher guide and answer key. Students will take away a higher level of analytical competency and critical reading skills by coalescing state test preparation with quality literature, preparing students for items that they may experience on future exams.This End-of-Book Test eBook is an entry in the Novel Units series for Grades 7-8, comprised of some of the following titles: Freak the Mighty; Hatchet; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; The Westing Game; So B. It; Code Orange; Hush; Son of the Mob, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be found by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button located to the left. The Terms of Use Agreement for this digital product is as follows: Single-Use Classroom license allows a maximum of 30 copies of this digital student test per purchase. The included Teacher Guide is non-reproducible.