While using Eagle Song as a read aloud, project the before reading questions, chapter questions, and after reading questions to click through and use to fuel discussion. If you are using this text for independent work, like through the EngageNY module, use these projectable questions when you bring students back together whole group after reading and answering their module questions. You can even use these questions to guided literature circles as students discuss the text in a small group!
Each question has suggested sentence starters as a scaffold. There are also slides to teach creating a sentence starter and which evidence statements are useful while citing the text.
The questions focus on vocabulary, schema, author's purpose, character motives, and summarizing. Each chapter has one vocabulary question and 2 comprehension questions. There are multiple before and after reading questions. This unit aligned very nicely with my fourth grade NYS Iroquois unit, but would be an interesting read aloud for any grades 3-5 class.
Eagle Song, by Joseph Bruchac, is a text used in the fourth grade CCLS ELA Module 1 unit. This student packet is separate from the module, but can be used as a read aloud or novel study.