About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the characters and contextual elements of The Sign of the Beaver will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the novel's characters and literary facets. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in studying the novel's characters and context
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with The Sign of the Beaver Literary Context & Characters practice exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction makes the content simple to follow.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take The Sign of the Beaver Literary Context & Characters practice exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any literature question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about every chapter of The Sign of the Beaver for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:
- A look at the novel's author and a synopsis of its plot
- The role of setting in The Sign of the Beaver
- Important quotes from the book
- An analysis of Attean's character
- Examining Matt's character
- Key vocabulary used in the novel
1. The Sign of the Beaver: Summary & Author
'The Sign of the Beaver' is a historical fiction novel written in 1983 by Elizabeth George Speare. This lesson will give a brief summary of the book, then discuss the author, her other works, and her accomplishments.
2. The Sign of the Beaver: Setting & Characters
This lesson will give you details about the novel 'The Sign of the Beaver' by Elizabeth George Speare. After this lesson, you will have learned about the main characters and the setting of the novel.
3. The Sign of the Beaver Quotes
This lesson introduces four quotations in Elizabeth George Speare's 1983 novel, 'The Sign of the Beaver'. It connects the quotations to the novel's important themes of loneliness, the role of narratives, cultural bias, and compassion towards animals
4. Attean in The Sign of the Beaver
Attean, a prideful Indian boy, is one of the main characters in the novel 'The Sign of the Beaver'. In this lesson we will dig into Attean's character, how he becomes a man in his tribe, and how he develops a friendship with a white boy.
5. Matt in The Sign of the Beaver
This lesson takes a look at Matt, the main character in the coming-of-age novel, 'Sign of the Beaver.' It explores how his thoughts and ideas grow and develop along with his body.
6. The Sign of the Beaver Vocabulary
An unlikely agreement between Matt and Attean becomes a learning experience for both boys. In this lesson we will learn too, as we look at some vocabulary words from Elizabeth George Speare's 'The Sign of the Beaver.'
Sign of the Beaver Vocabulary Flashcards
Are you reading Elizabeth George Speare's novel, 'The Sign of the Beaver'? Use these flashcards to learn some of the tougher vocabulary words used in this award-winning novel.
Sign of the Beaver Character List & Flashcards
These flashcards introduce the major and minor characters in Elizabeth George Speare's book 'The Sign of the Beaver'. We will look at the main character Matt, along with his new friends and family.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.