Reading Power approach to First Nations/ Native American Literature and Legends
The Boy Who Lived With the Seals, written by Rafe Martin and illustrated by David Shannon, explores First Nations’, (Native American) Literature with Reading Power.
is program developed by Adrienne Gear, teaching students to actively think while they are reading. Although knowledge of her program will definitely enhance your ability to teach these lessons, it is not mandatory.
With this unit, students will explore this incredibly rich story with reading strategies such as visualization, connection, questioning, predicting and summarizing.
Easy to use reading response pages have been created for each lesson; as well as student evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics for each page.
Included is a First Nations’ Legends Passport, lined and interlined versions, with an assessment rubric. The passport can be used to record each legend the students read. It can be done as a class, or separately as an independent reading log to support your First Nations focus.
Other First Nations Legend units available are:
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
Storm Boy and Frog Girl
The First Beaver
The Rough Face Girl
*This unit is the same unit as the First Nations Legends - The Boy Who Lived with Seals. The title has been changed to accommodate American search words.*
To obtain a copy of this book and others like it, I recommend checking out Strong Nations,
an online bookstore supplying indigenous and Native American books. Not only do they have an extensive selection, they provide themed book bundles for all age ranges.