Supporting First Nations/ Native American Literature in the Primary Classroom
The Little Hummingbird is an exciting children's book- a revised edition of the award-winning Flight of the Hummingbird-is based on a South American indigenous story about a courageous hummingbird who defies fear and expectations in her attempt to save the forest from fire, retold by Michael Nicholl and illustrated by Yahgulanaas. A perfect story to use for Earth Day or to inspire confidence, responsibility and accountability.
This unit was created to support a single read-aloud book.
Within this unit there are 12 different activities using comprehension strategies such as: Problem and Solution, Connection and Visualization, Summarizing, Meaning, Compare and Contrast, Alternative Endings, Retell as a Comic and Real-World Connections a Reader's Theatre Script
No prep, reading response pages are designed to focused on each reading strategy identified above. Grades 1 to Grade 5 will have success using these response pages.
Other Unit Suggestions:
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.