Organize and annotate Web sites for use in lessons.
The Sign of the Beaver
Jan 11, 2001
The fourth-grade unit "The Sign of the Beaver" addresses the learning gap "reading comprehension". This unit uses the trade book The Sign of the Beaver to teach a variety of reading skills. The fourth-grade Language Arts 3-5 cluster reading content standard states that the student will develop the reading skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension,
interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of the written text. I chose this unit of study because it integrated various reading skills such as comprehension, vocabulary, similes, and metaphors. This unit also allows students the opportunity to use the internet to research various topics associated with Native American Indians as addressed in question #22 of the student and teacher pre-survey profiler.