Today we began the readings of our first pieces of Native American Literature.  Students read:

  • “The Earth on Turtle’s Back”
  • “When Grizzlies Walked Upright”
  • from The Iroquois Constitution

Students completed a graphic organizer to pull out the key details of each selection.  This graphic organizer was the springboard to crafting a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the three selections.

Once students completed the graphic organizer, and I checked over it, I reviewed the instructions for creating the Venn diagram and provided students supplies to complete the diagram.  Students could work alone, with a partner, or in a small group of three.

  • Students who did not complete the graphic organizer needed to complete the Venn diagram for homework.
  • Those who started the diagram but did not finish will complete in class on Monday.
  • Those who finished early started working on Writer’s Notebook 4.  Everyone will finish this entry on Monday if needed.

Weekend Work Options:

  • Continue with NoRedInk.com assignments
  • Continue with Vocabulary.com assignments
  • Review games for our Native American Literature origin myths: