Supporting First Nations/ Native American Literature and Legends in the Classroom
The Two Sisters,
written by Pauline Johnson and illustrated by Sandra Butt, explores First Nations’, (Native American) literature by examining the legend behind The Two Sisters, also known as The Lions near Vancouver, B.C., with reading strategies such as visualization, questioning/hypothesizing, summarizing and personal opinion.
Included in this unit:
Connections to the BC Curriculum Big Ideas for Grades K-4 in Language Arts
Connections to the BC Curriculum Big Ideas For Grade 3 in Social Studies
**(Outside BC, similar curricular comparisons can be made.)**
Student Response pages, lined and interlined versions,
for each lesson/reading strategy
Assessment Rubric and Answer Key
A simplified mini-booklet of the Two Sisters, lower leveled readers can illustrate and read independently.
Other First Nations Legend units available are:
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
Storm Boy and Frog Girl
The Rough face Girl
The Boy Who Lived With Seals
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.