Subject Area(s): Language Arts / Reading

Grade Level(s): 5

Format of Library of Congress media: Images

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English - Oral Language

English - Reading



This lesson will take approximately one to two (1 hour) class sessions at the introduction of the literature unit and two (1 hour) class sessions at the end of the literature unit.

Lesson Summary

As an introduction to a Native American Literature Unit, students, in cooperative learning groups, will sort images of Native Americans into a sequence to create a story. Then, they will share these stories with the whole group, looking for common elements and themes. The teacher will then introduce each group to their novel.

As a conclusion to the unit, students will select images to accompany self-selected passages from their text.

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All of the materials used in this lesson plan are available for downloading as PDF Files and PowerPoint files, as appropriate. PDF Files can be viewed with the free Adobe Reader.

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