Supporting First Nations and Native American Literature in the Classroom
Famous Canadian First Nations artist, Roy Henry Vickers, teams up with Robert Budd to create a book series eloquently depicting classic Northwest Coast Legends. This unit supports the books: Peace Dancer,Raven Brings the Light,Orca Chief, and Cloudwalker, with reading comprehension strategies bundled together in a student response booklet.
Included in this unit are:
Ties to the BC Curriculum Big Ideas for Grades 2-6 in Language Arts and
Grades 2 and 3 in Social Studies. (Outside of BC, similar curricular
comparisons can be made.)
Student Response Booklet
Assessment Rubric and Answer Key for the Student Response Booklet
The Student Response Booklet includes:
Roy Henry Vickers Biography
Maps locating and labelling significant locations in the stories
Reading comprehension sheets focusing on: Summarizing, Cause and Effect,
Visualizing and Connecting
Connections and the interdependence between Living and Nonliving things
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.