The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline: Unit

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7th - 12th, Homeschool
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  • Pgs. 1-36 Workbook (chapter questions, vocab activities, maps, & more)
  • Pgs. 37-44 Tests
  • Pgs. 45-48 Dual Entry Reading Journal


Pg. 1: Workbook cover page

Pgs. 2-23: Chapter questions and vocab activities

Pg. 24:  Novel-based crossword puzzle

Pgs. 25-28: Key

Pgs. 29-30: Maps

Pg. 31: Canada's Prime Minister statement of apology to Indigenous peoples

Pgs. 32-34: Additional resources and ideas for classroom activities and studies related to the novel

Pgs. 35-36: Book Review Form (w/ example entry)

> From close reading questions to open ended activities.

> Covers the whole book

> Questions for every chapter

> 203 chapter questions total

> Book Review Form. This can be used for ANY book! A career-long resource! (Asks student to: describe protagonist, summarize book, tell if they recommend it (or not) and why, and rate it.)

> About 10% of questions are open-ended thought questions to encourage independent thinking. The rest have right/wrong answers.

> A few questions ask students to sketch a scene

> Vocabulary activity for each chapter

> Key

Types of questions in each chapter

  • Short Response (complete sentences not required)
  • Complete Response (complete sentences required)
  • True/False

Example Chapter Questions

-On page 18, Frenchie makes an observation of Miigwans’ shoes. What does his observation tell the reader about Miigwans, or the world?

-At first, Indigenous people were treated one way, then as time passed, they were treated differently. How did the way they were treated change?  

-Why does the family encourage independence?

-Make a sketch of the trees described on page 91. 

-What does the reader learn about why the world changed?


-Slopper was allowed to hear Story before he was seven.

-The new member of the family is a soft-spoken girl.

<> TESTS <>


> Covers pages 1-99

> Questions address basic events, characters, surrounding, & relationships

> Key

25 questions:

  • 18 multiple choice
  • 6 true/false
  • 1 short response

Example Test Questions
-What did Mitch sacrifice to save Frenchie?
his food, his money, himself, their parents

-What is Story?
stories about the schools, history, Anishinaabe history, A, B, & C

-What happened to Miig’s husband?
a. he was taken to the schools, b. he died from polluted water, c. he disappeared mysteriously, d. the book never says


> Covers pages 100-234

> Questions address basic events, characters, surrounding, & relationships

> Key

25 questions:

  • 18 multiple choice
  • 6 True/false
  • 1 Short response

Example Test Questions

-When Miig went back to get Isaac, he was told by a truck driver all the people were…

gone, used up, taken to a different school, dead because the school burned down, none of the above
-What is Minerva’s miracle?

she comes back to life after the Recruiters kill her; she has the power to destroy the Recruiters machines; she can use song, Native language, and dreams to destroy the school; B & C
-When the family joins the Council and community, Frenchie feels…

resentful, confused, jealous, guilty, all of the above


> Limitless journal for use throughout the novel. Teacher can dictate quantity and quality of entries. Includes cover page, and, an example entry.


> Cover page

> 2 Journal entry pages

> Example entry

"Your task in this journal, throughout this novel, is to collect quotes which

  • you feel strongly about, in any way

  • evokes an emotional response or memory for you."

<>Resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for below-level learners. Questions are sometimes reflective/no wrong answer style to encourage independent thinking & interpretation. Workbook questions are not all higher order thinking. Roughly 8th grade.

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Total Pages
49 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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