Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story Reading Response Unit

Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story Reading Response Unit
Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story Reading Response Unit
Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story Reading Response Unit
Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story Reading Response Unit
Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story Reading Response Unit
Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story Reading Response Unit
Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story Reading Response Unit
Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story Reading Response Unit
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Supporting Indigenous Literature in the Classroom

*This Unit is featured in my blog: infusingindigenouslit.com

Article: "My mom says I have breath like a dragon."

This reading response unit based on the story, Dawn Flight, written by Kevin Locke and illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner is the perfect unit to use at the beginning of the class year to highlight virtues. Within this unit, students will examine the 'virtues' mentioned in eagle's teachings within the story. As well, students will be able to use reading strategies: Meaning, Visualization, Compare and Contrast and Connection to better understand the story.

Also included is an activity to help students create their own, Eagle's Teachings,

mini-book or classroom book.


This unit is developed to support a single read aloud copy. There is zero prep needed (other than photocopying) and has 8 different activities to support the story.

This unit supports the following BC Curriculum Language Arts 'Big Ideas':

  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy
  • Stories and other texts connect us to ourselves, our families, and our communities
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words
  • Everyone has a unique story to share
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us


The activity sheets that support this unit are perfect for students between Grade 1 and Grade 3 and could be used to guide discussions for kindergartens.

Other Unit Suggestions:

The Girl and the Wolf

You Hold Me Up


When I was Eight and Not My Girl BUNDLE

When we Were Alone

Investigating the Injustice Through Children's Literature

Coyote Tales


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

Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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