Category: 3-5

Virtual Discussion Groups

After reading and discussing in individual classes, create small discussion groups combining students from both classes.  Groups can connect for discussion virtually and share their

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Chalk Talk

Use the Chalk Talk (Links to an external site.) strategy to engage small groups of students in silent conversations. Students can be invited to respond to questions, prompts,

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Identifying Theme

Begin by explaining to students that the theme of a story is the underlying message or “big idea” the writer wants to communicate to their

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Writing a Book Review

Invite students to read a small variety of 3-4 book reviews and collaboratively create an anchor chart of the features that make an effective review.

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Books

#Not Your Princess

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Marybeth Leatherdale  Published in 2017 by Annick Press In her Foreword to #NotYourPrincess, editor

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A Day with Yayah

Written by Nicola I. Campbell and Illustrated by Julie Flett Published November 2017 by Tradewind Books (Links to an external site.)   In A Day with Yayah, Nicola

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Background Knowledge

Educators who would like to know more about Indigenous cultures in Canada can start with these sources.  Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada  http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=3 (Links to

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Birdsong

Birdsong Written by Julie Flett  Published in 2019 by Greystone Books (Links to an external site.)    In the spring, Katherena and her mother leave their home in a city

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