Day 3

Touching Spirit Bear Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Different Points of View: Understanding Perspective

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will explore the strengths and limitations of the book's narration, and write the same scene from two different points of view.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.1


    Lead the class in a discussion of point of view in the book. The novel is told in omniscient third person, meaning that most of the narration focuses on Cole's internal perspectives on events. Discuss the following questions:

    • Why does Mikaelsen choose to tell this story from this perspective?
    • When two or more of the...

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