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+ Touching Spirit Bear Chapters 1-6 March 17, 2014
+ Monday, March 17, 2014 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Diagram and label the following sentence: Because of its ghostly appearance, the spirit bear has long been protected and revered by the Canadian First Nations and American Indians accede (v): to agree. The parents acceded to give their child another chance. Assess comprehension of Chapters 1-2 of Touching Spirit Bear on junoed.com Review Assessment Practice Prior SkillsLearning Goals
+ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Diagram and label the following: The master of the universe created one white bear for every ten black bears as a reminder of hardships during the ice age when snow, glaciers, and bitter cold engulfed the world. Analyze Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 in Cooperative Learning Groups. Practice Prior SkillsLearning Goals
+ Cooperative Learning Groups – Presenter, Recorder, Time Keeper, and Facilitaor – Chapter One, Groups 1-2 1. Important facts about Cole’s past are included in the first chapter. Use this information and some speculative thinking to explain why Cole’s problems with the law were chronic, Cole hated his parents, Cole’s parents were divorced, Cole had no feelings of remorse for injuring Peter Driscal. Cole thought of Circle Justice as a game he could play, Cole hated to be touched, Cole didn’t trust people who were not afraid of him, and Cole thought all the concern for him was false. 2. The author wrote Overhead, a gray-matted sky hung like a bad omen. Based on the foreshadowing planted by the author, predict the general nature of Cole’s immediate future. Does it seem that the author is predicting doom for Cole, or is he letting the reader know that Cole is in for a struggle? Explain your answer.
+ Cooperative Learning Groups – Presenter, Recorder, Time Keeper, and Facilitator – Chapter 2, Groups 3-4 1. Cole thought of the shelter and the boxes of supplies as just another payout by his father and other people who pretended to take care of him when they hadn’t done anything. In what way(s) has Cole’s father “bought” his son’s problems, just as Cole suspected? What facts from the story can you offer to prove that Cole’s parents actually were concerned about what happened to him? Who would you name as someone with a genuine interest in Cole’s future? Was there more than one person? Give facts to support your answers. 2. Explain how each of the following statements is an example of a show of bravado on Cole’s part. to Garvey “... if you’re lying, you’ll be sorry. of a bear making a den beside the stream: “I’d kill it.” “If I saw a Spirit Bear, I’d kill it.” “Aren’t you guys ever leaving?” of the Circle committee “I told them I wanted to change. What more do they want?” of his bloody knuckles: “I fell... I hurt them falling.” What would you identify as the driving force—fear, hurt, anger, etc—behind each statement? Explain how Cole’s bravado helps him survive. Explain how Cole’s bravado is destroying him.
+ Cooperative Learning Groups – Presenter, Recorder, Time Keeper, and Facilitator – Chapter 2, Groups 3-4 1. The at.oow that Garvey gave to Cole had images of a totem pole woven into it. How was the blanket special to Garvey? Speculate as to why Garvey chose this particular gift for Cole. Do you think Cole deserved the gift? Why or why not? Cole thought of his agreement to choose Circle Justice over jail as a game. 2. Can you name someone, other than Cole, who knows there is a game going on? Explain your thinking. Describe some of the strategies that Cole is using to play his game. What argument can you offer to prove that Cole will not be able to win? How are the shelter and Cole’s decision to destroy it symbolic of what is going on in Cole’s life?
+ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 What is the name of the real “Spirit Bear?” Diagram and label the following sentence: When the skiff is far enough away, Cole returns Garvey’s good-bye wave with an extended middle finger. Groups share results of their analysis of Ch1-2 from cooperative learning groups. Practice Prior SkillsLearning Goals
+ Thursday, March 20, 2014 Diagram and label the following sentence: Cole fights back tears when he talks about his parents’ drinking. Review words of the week. Read and comprehend Chapters 3-4 Practice Prior SkillsLearning Goals
+ Friday, March 21, 2014 Diagram and label the following sentence: Cole fights back tears when he talks about his parents’ drinking. Assess comprehension of Chapters 3-4 of Touching Spirit Day. Review Assessment Practice Prior SkillsLearning Goals