Supporting First Nations/ Native American Literature in the Classroom
This Unit is featured in my Blog: Infusing Indigenous Literature
You Hold Me Up written by Monique Gray and illustrated by Danielle Daniel, is a beautiful story about kindness, respect and appreciation. It's a fantastic resource to model and recognize respectful behaviour when establishing a 'kind' classroom.
This unit was created to extend the ideas within the story; allowing students to connect and recognize who holds them up and who they hold up.
This reading response unit has seven different activities using the reading strategies: Visualization, Connection, Meaning, and Compare and Contrast.
Also included is a mini-book template the students can use to create a personalized You Hold Me Up book.
Most of the response pages are provided with lined and interlined options. Choose the response pages that best suit your class or lesson focus.
This activity is suitable for Kindergartens to Grade 4.
Other First Nation, Inuit, Metis Units available are:
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.