Supporting First Nations/ Native American Literature in the Primary Classroom
Thunder Boy Jr.
written by Sherman Alexi and What’s My Superpower?
written by Aviaq Johnston, are two stories focusing on identity and celebrating individual’s strengths and preferences.
Told from young people’s point of view, these stories are easy for primary grade to relate to. Combined with the reading response unit, this is a fantastic way to start off a school year as children explore personal preferences while discovering preferences of other classmates.
This unit was created to support a single read-aloud book, should a class set be unavailable.
Comprehension strategies used in this unit are: Problem and Solution, Connection and Visualization, Summarizing, Inferring, Alternative Ending, Recall (comprehension extension) and Compare and Contrast
No prep, easy to use lined and interlined reading response pages designed to focused on each reading strategy identified above are provided for multi-learning levels. Kindergartens to Grade 3 will have success using these response pages.
Similar Unit Suggestions:
When we Were Alone
I Know Here and From Here to There Reading Response BUNDLE
Residential Schools - A Unit For Primary Grades
Lila and the Crow
Julie Flett 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.