6th Grade Update
Novel Unit #2 Week #1
Touching Spirit Bear written by Ben Mikaelsen
detention center, circle justice, Tlingit, juvenile delinquent, healing contract, banishment, convicted, probation, victim, guilty plea, depositions, survival, sincere
Common Core Standards: cause and effect, important ideas, unfamiliar words, appropriate Phrasing and punctuation cues, voice, subject and object pronouns
Reading Chapters 1 and 2:
Ø Points to discuss at home:
Ø Main Characters: Cole, Garvey, Edwin and Cole’s Parents
Ø Theme: Circle Justice ~ a type of healing justice system
Ø Ask your parents: If they had a child that was as out of control as Cole, would they be willing to allow him/her to spend one year on an Island alone. Why or why not?
Ø EXTRA CREDIT: Please share your parent’s thoughts with the class by completing the google form, and submit their responses.
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