Supporting Inuit Literature in the Classroom
Who doesn't love a creepy story? The Inuit have mastered the art of telling creepy stories and are by far, my favourite traditional tales.
This reading response unit based on the frighting and exciting Inuit Tales, Kiviuq and the Mermaids and Kiviuq and the Bee Woman written by Noel Mc Dermott and illustrated by Toma Feizo, uses the reading strategies:
Summary, Meaning, Problem and Resolution, Connection, Question, Create an Alternative Ending/ Continue the Story, and Compare and Contrast
This unit is developed to support a single read aloud copy. There is zero prep needed (other than photocopying) and has 7 different activities to support the stories.
This book and unit is featured in my blog: Infusing Indigenous Literature: Top 10 Inuit Traditional Tales
This unit supports the following BC Curriculum Language Arts 'Big Ideas':
The activity sheets that support this unit are perfect for students between Grade 3 and Grade 7, but discretion should be made regarding Kiviuq and the Bee Woman as the story is a bit gory.
Other Unit Suggestions:
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.