LESSON NINE: Wrapping it Up!
Students choose 10 words from their bookmark and add to a glossary. Students finish reading chapters 22-25 of The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. Students finish personal narrative drafts and revise for word choice, specifically adjectives, and correct verb tense.
I2A students use details from the text to make inferences about setting, character traits, problem and solution and story elements.
Student use parts of speech correctly in written text, including correct verb tense and adjective forms.
§ Sources of literature
o The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
o Bookmark glossary
o Literature response journals
§ Handouts provided
o Scoring guide for narrative writing
§ Words to know
o character traits
o story elements
Personal narratives, bookmark glossary, table of contents, and literature response journals. Scoring guide provided.
1. Divide students into small groups to discuss chapters 19-21 and to share their choices of 10 words to put into glossaries.
Students use class time to finish reading chapters 22-25 of The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.
2. After reading the assignment, students begin working on their glossary.
Alphabetize their 10 favorite words
Look back at the page on which the word appeared. Read the sentences around the word and develop a definition for the word, using context. (If necessary, the student could look the word up in a dictionary.)
Neatly write the 10 words and their definitions in a glossary format, including use of alphabetic order and definitions based on context.
3. Discuss the ending of The Sign of the Beaver. Students share what they liked or didn’t like about the book; whether they would read another book by the same author or another book set in the same time period.
4. Students complete personal narratives and revise for correct verb tense and adjective form. Allow students time to share their narrative draft with classmates. (These narratives should be collected and scored.)