Supporting Indigenous Literature in the Classroom
This unit is featured in my blog: Infusing Indigenous Literature
Article: "Mindful? My mind is already full"
This reading response unit based on the story, Once in a Blue Moon, written and illustrated by Danielle Daniel uses the reading strategies:
Meaning, Visualization,and Connection
Also included is an activity to help students create their own, 'Once in a blue moon...' page which could be used as a bulletin board display or class book.
This unit is developed to support a single read aloud copy. There is zero prep needed (other than photocopying) and has 5 different activities to support the story.
This unit supports the following BC Curriculum 'Big Ideas':
The activity sheets that support this unit are perfect for students between Grades 1 and 3 and could be used to guide discussions for kindergartens.
Other Unit Suggestions:
The Girl and the Wolf
When I was Eight and Not My Girl BUNDLE
When we Were Alone
Investigating the Injustice Through Children's Literature
To obtain a copy of this book and others like it, I recommend checking out Strong Nations, an online bookstore supplying indigenous books. Not only do they have an extensive selection, they provide themed book bundles for all age ranges.