On the Side of the Angels Lessons - Residential School Story

Rated 4 out of 5, based on 1 reviews
1 Rating
Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
19 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT


Supporting Indigenous Resources for Inclusive Learning for Elementary School Students

This learning resource, using a student response booklet, extends students' understanding with comprehensions strategies: Prediction, Summary, Meaning, Connection, Infer, and Evidence Analysis Based Opinion


A critical thinking question, learning links and response pages to support the BIG QUESTION: How would the residential schools hold up to today’s laws regarding the treatment of children?

This unit is developed to support a single read aloud copy. There is zero prep needed (other than photocopying) The student response booklet is directly tied to the chapters in the story.

The activity sheets that support this unit are perfect for students between Grade 5 and Grade 9.

**Be sure to follow my blog for ideas throughout the year: InfusingIndigenousLit.com **

This reading response unit is based on the touching story, On the Side of the Angels, written by Jose Amaujaq Kusugak. On the Side of Angels is a heartfelt story, perfect in promoting conversations on the impact residential schools had on Indigenous people.

Other Unit Suggestions:

The Girl and the Wolf

You Hold Me Up

When I was Eight and Not My Girl BUNDLE

When we Were Alone

Residential Schools – A Unit for Primary Grades

Coyote Tales

Follow my blog, Infusing Indigenous Literature, to see how I integrate Indigenous literature in my curriculum throughout the year: www.infusingindigenouslit.com

Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up