Stolen Words by Melanie Florence is a gentle primary book, helpful for introducing some of the effects of Residential School. These lessons offer a structured jumping off point for educators unsure how to tackle Indigenous curriculum.
This unit does not include a digital version of the book, but as it is very popular, you can often find numerous copies of it in your school library or public library.
This unit has been translated into French for French immersion students. The language in this unit focuses on present and past tense verbs, although some more sophisticated language is used at times. The teacher instructions are in English, however the student booklet is all in French.
In this mini-unit, you get a 7 page print-and-go booklet which covers numerous English Language Arts skills and Social Studies curriculum.
Page 1: Predicting Skills
Page 2: Retelling Skills
Page 3: Main Ideas and Details
Page 4: Inferring Skills
Page 5: Making Connections
Page 6: Summarizing Skills
Page 7: Early Finishers Bonus Word Search
This booklet was also created to be accessible for all learners, offering dual sections for writing or drawing, depending on the students' skill levels.
The suggested grade usage for this package is Grade 2-4.
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