8th Grade Interactive Active Novel Study
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
The final assessment for the Interactive Novel Study was to have the students create the final postings. The students worked in small groups to discuss, verify, and create questions they wanted their peers to answer about the novel as a whole. The verification piece of the process required the small group to determine potential example answers and evidence from the text to answer their own posting. This not only provided a potential sample answer key, the verification process moved the students to ensure that their questions were valid and encouraged critical thinking.
Examples of each small group posting and student comments: