Thank you for considering this assessment for your use in checking for mastery of your student scholars’ knowledge of the text. This assessment covers chapters 1 through 5 of the novel, it and includes 11 STAAR-style questions and 9 vocabulary questions to gauge understanding and mastery.
Simply print out the four-page assessment, either single-sided or double sided, and use in your classroom after completing chapter 5. If your classes are using the Study Guide to Accompany Ben Mikaelsen’s “Touching Spirit Bear” also offered by ELA in Middle School, then your scholars have already discussed aspects of each question.
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Objective: The Students will demonstrate understanding ofhow character, setting and culture contribute to the plot and theme of the novel.
Aligned to TEKS:
8.2; 8.3C; 8.6A, B, C; 8.Fig19A, B, C, D, E
And Adopted 2017 Standards (in effect Fall 2019): 8.2, B, D, E; 8.3C; 8.6a, B, C; 8.22A, B
Aligned to CCSS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.9, 8.10; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1B,8.3 (all), 8.4, 8.5, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
This lesson is appropriate for grades 6-9.
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