Recommended Literature

#Not Your Princess

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American WomenEdited by Lisa Charleyboy and Marybeth Leatherdale Published in 2017 by Annick PressIn her Foreword to #NotYour ...

A Day with Yayah

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

Bearskin Diary

Bearskin DiaryWritten by Carol Rose Goldeneagle (Daniels)Published in 2015 by Nightwood Editions Sandy Pelly was adopted into a Ukrainian family when she was ta ...

Birdsong

BirdsongWritten 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 ...

Breakdown

Breakdown (Reckoner Rises Series, Vol. 1) (9-12)Story by David A. RobertsonArt by Scott B. HendersonColours by Donovan YaciukLetters by Andrew ThomasPublished i ...

Strategies for Teaching

Book Clubs

Two defining principles of book clubs are choice and ownership. Book clubs are “a space where a specific group of individuals meet physically and/or virtually f ...

Graphic Novels and Comics

Graphic novels are a subgenre of comics. They combine elements of prose, picture books, and film by telling a story through text, dialogue, and illustrations th ...

Storytelling

Storytelling- Oposenta (Walter Paul), from Sitansisk (St. Mary’s First Nation)Whenever storytelling happens, the storyteller feels a personal connection an ...

Activities for the Classroom

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 quest ...

Chat Stations

Create discussion stations, or chat stations, for students to rotate through and discuss various topics related to the text. Students can be asked to respond to ...

Creating a Graffiti Wall

Create a designated space in the classroom (white board, chalk board, bulletin board, blank wall, etc.) for students to record quotations from the book that res ...

Elder Presentation

Each class can read and discuss the text separately and then collaborate virtually to generate questions they would like to ask the Elder.One participating teac ...

Examining Illustrations

Invite students in a large group discussion or partner talk to take a closer look at the illustrations in the picture book. This can be done in a variety of way ...

Exploring Author’s Craft

Invite students to work in groups to review the text and answer the question, “What do you notice about the author’s craft?” Come together as a large group to c ...