Supporting Inuit Literature in the Classroom
This reading response unit based on the charming story, The Pencil, written by Susan Avingaq and Maren Vsetula and illustrated by Charlene Chua, uses the reading strategies:
Connection, Compare and Contrast, Question, Meaning, Meaning-Applications to Real Life, and Summary
This unit is developed to support a single read aloud copy. There is zero prep needed (other than photocopying) and has 8 different activities to support the story.
This unit supports the following BC Curriculum Language Arts 'Big Ideas':
The activity sheets that support this unit are perfect for students between Grade 1 and Grade 3 and could be used to guide discussions for kindergartens.
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 books. Not only do they have an extensive selection, they provide themed book bundles for all age ranges.