I absolutely love this unit and it has so much in the way of literature!
I am usually still working on summarizing and central idea (or main idea) so we continue to read the legends and folktale.There are a ton of legends and myths for the Pueblo people and in our state standards the students have to be able to compare and contrast themes, topics and stories.
Coyote: a Trickster Tale from the American Southwest
The kids love this book-- and I take the time to create a Venn Diagrm to compare and contrast this book and the Raven: A trickster tale from the Pacific Northwest
I also read the book Arrow in the Sun
I read parts of the nonfiction Book The Pueblo and their History so that I can continue practicing with them how to summarize nonfiction information.
Close Reading Cooperative groups: Jigsawing!
A Thematic Unit for Southwest Native Americans
This book is a must have. (You could easily find the information in other resources, but I downloaded the Ebook into my dropbox so I have it at school and at home. )
Each student is given a blank chart, Each group is given a fact sheet , they will highlight and write the most important information down on a chart. I will divide the groups so that each group has at least one person who will teach the information to the rest of the new group. All students will teach their information, and in turn take notes in their chart based on what the other group members wrote down from their group.
close read SW coast
* Three Sisters
Hopi Dance- nice background of Pueblos
Pottery making (Mr. Rogers is in this one!)
Assessments: (cause we have to have grades in the grade book)
True or False activity