A Stranger at Home Lessons and Novel Study

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Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
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46 pages
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Thank you for this great resource, I have enjoyed using it with my students as we read A Stranger at Home together.
Excellent resource! It is all planned out for me so that I didn't have to do any extra prep other than enjoy discussions with my students.


Supporting Indigenous Resources for Inclusion Learning for Elementary and Middle School Students

This product is also available in a bundle: Fatty Legs and a Stranger at Home BUNDLE, that includes the first novel unit, Fatty Legs.

For Distance Learning - Teachers can assign the Reading Response Booklet to students using Google Slides or PowerPoint (for Microsoft Teams.) The booklet is editable, and students type their responses in editable text boxes.

In-class Environment - This novel study unit was created to support a single novel read-aloud, should a class set be unavailable. It has a duration of about three weeks, appropriate for grades 4-8 and integrates Language Arts and Social Studies learning outcomes.

Comprehension strategies used in this unit are: connection, visualization, question, infer, and transform.

The lessons are designed to be printed / photocopied into student work booklets with a comprehension task for each chapter. An answer key and rubrics are provided.

Additional articles and links are provided to explore the intergenerational effect residential schools has had on the First Nations, Inuit and Metis people.

**Be sure to follow my blog for ideas throughout the year: InfusingIndigenousLit.com **

A Stranger at Home, written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margret Pokiak-Fenton and illustrated by Liz Amini Holms depicts the struggles an Inuit girl experiences while trying to adjust to life back home after attending a northern residential school for two years.

To obtain a copy of this book and others like it, I recommend checking out Strong Nations, an online bookstore supplying indigenous and Native American books. Not only do they have an extensive selection, they provide themed book bundles for all age ranges.

Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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