Day 3

Touching Spirit Bear Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Why does the Spirit Bear go the water and swim away after his more amicable interaction with Cole after his injury?

    Students could have many potential answers to this question, so encourage them to use text evidence to support their perspectives. One possible answer might focus on the difference between Cole's previous meetings with the Spirit Bear, which were very aggressive, and this much more calm, amicable interaction with the bear. The Spirit Bear seems to feel that Cole has learned his lesson at this point and is now an ally. Cole says that he feels, inexplicably, like the bear trusts him. This may mean that the bear now wants to help Cole and his swimming into...

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