If you want to use some American Indian / Native American literature in your middle school classroom, then this lesson is fairly simple to incorporate. It has students take lessons learned in “The Medicine Bag” by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve and “Birdfoot’s Grampa” by Joseph Bruchac and apply them to their own experiences.
Five questions and answers, to be done in complete sentences. Could easily be written as a single paragraph from the template. Rubric is included to make it a 30-point assignment. Simple and ready to go. Both the story and poem are available online as of this posting, but you might want to check before purchase.