Supporting First Nations' and Native American Literature in the Classroom
As Long as the Rivers Flow,
written by written by Larry Loyie, with Constance Brissenden and illustrated by Heather D. Holmlund is a true story beautifully describing ten year-old Lawrence's life before going to residential school.
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 two - three weeks, is appropriate for grades 4-8 and integrates Language Arts and Social Studies learning outcomes.
Comprehension strategies used in this unit are: connection, visualization, summarizing and real life extensions
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.
This novel study unit is also available in a bundle with the short story, I AM NOT A NUMBER.
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.