Reading Comprehension: Native American & Indigenous Peoples Legends

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3rd - 4th, Homeschool
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Unique Legends from Native American and Indigenous Peoples of North America -

This ready-to-use collection of 9 classic legends will inspire your students and exercise close reading skills. The 32-page collection provides a good introduction to Native American and Canadian Indigenous cultures. It is perfect for distance learning.

The 1-page reading passages are clearly written, printable, and include questions to test comprehension and close reading skills. Also included are 2 unique reading comprehension organizers specifically designed for legends and folktales.

Although targeted to a 3rd or 4th grade reading level, the stories are appropriate for learners of any age.

The legends are:

Why Chipmunks Have Stripes - Seneca

How the Fly Saved the River - Anishnabe

How the Deer Got Antlers - Cherokee

The Flying Bat Plays Ball - Southeast Muskogee

How Coyote Freed the Buffalo - Apache, Blackfoot & Comanche

The Dream Catcher - Athabasca Chipewyan

Two Rabbits Outsmart an Owl - Inuit

Sedna, Goddess of the Sea - Baffin Island Inuit

How Mosquitoes Came to Be - Pacific Northwest Tlinget

Bonus Organizers

Legend Summarizer

Timeline/Event Sequence Organizer

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32 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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