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Native Americans Today

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Native Americans Today

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Debbie Reese

Debbie Reese

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 5

Today is Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko's birthday.

Students revive elements of the oral tradition by writing about something funny that happened to them recently, sharing with classmates, and discussing the changes that occur during the retelling of the stories.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 1

November is National American Indian Heritage Month.

Students explore Native American heritage through the study of pourquoi tales, write their own original pourquoi tales, and use the ReadWriteThink Printing Press to publish them.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 7

Sherman Alexie was born in 1966.

Students imagine they have been asked to participate in a museum exhibit, take photos/videos of a significant location, and write or record reflections. Students can also create an exhibit from something they have read.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Brainstorming and Reviewing Using the Carousel Strategy

This strategy guide introduces Carousel Brainstorming, also known as Rotating Review, and offers suggestions to implement this technique in your classroom for brainstorming about new topics or reviewing learned information.

 

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