Supporting First Nations/ Native American Literature in the Classroom
This beautifully, haunting story, Stealing Indians, written by John Smelcer, is a survival novel based on true experiences from residential school survivors. It explores themes such as friendship and overcoming hardships experienced at residential school.
This novel study unit is suitable for: a whole class novel study, smaller reading groups or as an independent/ individual novel study.
Comprehension strategies used in this unit are: Summarizing, Connection, Visualization, Questioning, Cause and effect, Character Description, Infer and Transformation
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 4-6 week term. Students will enjoy this eye opening story.
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