Lauren Tarshis’s seventeenth book in her popular I Survived Series – I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies – tackles the grizzly attacks that took place in Glacier National Park. Readers are on the edge of their seats waiting to see what will happen next.
Eleven-year-old Mel goes to Glacier National Park in the summer of 1967 with her grandfather Pops and younger brother Kevin.
Pops owns a cabin on Lake McDonald in the park. The cabin has been in his family since before the area became a national park. Pops, Mel, and Kevin roast marshmallows and tell stories down by the lake just a few yards from their cabin. Pops takes Kevin up to the cabin and leaves Mel to put out the campfire. After the fire is out, Mel hears a sound. She notices a grizzly bear is just a few feet away. Mel backs slowly away and heads for the cabin. The bear follows, pounds on the door of the cabin, breaks the glass window, and tries to claw the people inside…
FREE Teaching Ideas to use with
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967
Watch the book trailer to build interest in the book before reading.
Read Chapter 1 online.
Lauren Tarshis’s website contains additional teaching resources. For I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, the author offers a comprehension check. This check asks one knowledge level question for each chapter. Novel activities include a printable with figurative language, compare and contrast, sequencing, letter writing, recalling information, inferences, and cause and effect. You can also print a two-page quiz.
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If you would like to try out the I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies Book Unit before you buy it, this download contains free samples for Chapters 1-2.
This book unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook. Vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and skill practice are all included. In addition to the printables, many paperless options are provided. Activities for Google Slides include writing and skill practice. Boom Learning Decks make this an interactive unit.