Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story is a graphic novel that tells one woman's story as a survivor of the Residential School System. The novel is available on Amazon. The following is an excerpt from CBC Books:
"Sugar Falls is a powerful graphic novel that recounts the horror Indigenous children experienced in residential schools. Based on the true story of Betty Ross, an elder from Cross Lake First Nation, Sugar Falls tells the story of Betsy who, at eight years old, was sent to residential school. While there, she is abused and suffers, but the words her father told her keeps her spirit and her hope alive."
This resource contains teaching suggestions for introducing and concluding the novel, 31 comprehension/discussion questions with answers and 3 essay writing suggestions.
The link to the Google Slides is included. Simply copy and paste the link in a new window and you can make a copy to save it to your Google Drive. That way students can answer the questions digitally.
There is also a PDF file with the list of questions and the answers.
I will be continuing this with many more comprehension/discussion guides for novels recommended for the Canadian curriculum.
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