No Time to Say Goodbye Lessons - Novel Study - Reconciliation Resource

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4 Ratings
Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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33 pages
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A great resource for a great book. I really enjoyed this novel and this guide was a nice way to get the kids to stop and reflect after each chapter.


Supporting Indigenous Resources for Inclusive Learning for Elementary School Students

This novel study unit is suitable for: a whole class novel study, smaller reading groups or as an independent/ individual novel study. The unit can be done with a single copy of the novel read as a read-aloud, or with a class set of novels. I'd recommend this unit for Grade 4-7.

Summarizing, Visualization, Connection, Question, Infer and Transformation are some of the reading strategies used in this resource.

A no prep, easy to use reading response booklet is designed to focus on the reading strategies identified above as well as provides deeper level thinking comprehension questions as a unit wrap-up. An answer key is provided.

This novel unit would make an excellent resource for a 3 week term examining residential schools. Students will enjoy this eye opening story.

I have to be honest. I avoided reading this novel, No Time to Say Goodbye, entirely because of the cover. But as the saying goes, ‘Don’t judge a book….’ I’m glad to have finally read it. It’s well written, the characters are engaging and the story, while sad, has triumphs. It explores themes such as friendship and overcoming hardships experienced at residential school. The story is fictional, however, Sylvia Olsen, along with Rita Morris and Ann Sam do a wonderful job researching and interviewing past residents, keeping the novel authentic.

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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.

Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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