Week 2/Quarter 2
Touching Spirit Bear
Common Core Standards: Graphic Sources, Summarizing, Great and Latin Roots, suffixes: -ian, -ant, -ent, -ist , past/present/future tenses
Vocabulary: defy, feign, bizarre, meager, cough, shrouded, banishment, conjure, spew, grimace, skiff, brandish, trawler, mosey, muted, dawdle, sullenly, chafe, composure, incessant, ricochet, ashen, solitary, teem
Reading Chapters 3 to 10
v Points to discuss at home:
v At.`oow – explain what it is and ask if your family has an item that is passed down from generation to generation.
v Healing Circle – what is the purpose of this Circle and what would you and your parents hope that the offender and
victim would learn during this time?
v What are some things you would be willing to eat if you are stranded on an island and have lost your ability to hunt
v On a scale of 1-5 with one being sure survival and 5 being death where would you rank Cole. What makes you believe
this? How does your response compare to where your parents would rank him.
*** EXTRA CREDIT: Please share your parent’s thoughts with the class by completing the google form, and submit their responses with the class.
WKCE TESTING: Tuesday this week. Please get a lot of rest and eat a good breakfast so that you can do your best!
6th Grade Update
1st week/2nd quarter
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: Compare and Contrast, Story Structure, Flashbacks, Shades of Meaning, Subject and Verb Agreement
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.
WKCE Testing continued this week! Please get a lot of rest and eat a good breakfast so that you can do your best.
Picture Retakes TOMORROW!!