Supporting Indigenous Literature in the Classroom
Exploring the Inter-generational Effects of Residential Schools
Stolen Words written by Melanie Florence and illustrated by Gabrielle Gimard, beautifully introduces to young children, the subject of residential schools and one of the many Intergenerational effects it has had on the First Nation, Metis and Inuit people.
This short story unit was created to support a single read-aloud book, should a class set be unavailable.
Comprehension strategies used in this unit are: Summarizing, Connection, Visualization, Questioning, Infer, Main Idea and Problem/Resolution
No prep, easy to use reading response pages designed to focused on each reading strategy identified above are provided for multi-learning levels. Early primary to mid intermediate will have success using these response pages.
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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.