Supporting Inuit Literature in the Intermediate Classroom
The Gnawer of Rocks
written by Louise Flaherty and illustrated by Jim Nelson, is a haunting traditional Inuit tale describing what happens when two young girls wander away from their village.
This unit was created to support a single read-aloud book, should a class set be unavailable.
Comprehension strategies/lessons used in this unit are: Summarizing, Connection, and Visualization, Prediction, Compare and Contrast and Story Extension
No prep, easy to use reading response pages are designed to engage and extend students learning while being captivated by a truly exciting and suspenseful story. Due to the gory details in the story, I would not suggest doing this unit with a class under grade 5.
Similar Unit Suggestions:
Inuit Folklore and Traditional Tales Unit
Kaugjagjuk – A traditional Inuit Tale
The Raven and the Loon and The Walrus Who Escaped Inuit Tales Bundle
Fatty Legs and A Stranger at Home BUNDLE
When I was Eight and Not My Girl BUNDLE
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.