Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Native American Literature in the Classroom
When I was Eight, written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margret Pokiak-Fenton and illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, depicts the struggles an Inuit girl experiences while attending a northern residential school. This is a younger child's version of the novel, Fatty Legs.
This novel study unit was created to support a single novel read-aloud, should a class set be unavailable.
When I Was Eight Novel Study
uses reading comprehension strategies: connection, visualization, question, and infer.
Student and teacher assessment rubrics are customized for each lesson.
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.