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

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

Students in 3B completed a guided reading guide  as we read together.  A special congratulations to period 3BA for their extra effort they put forth in our class discussion today!

All 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.

  • The graphic organizer was to be completed in class; students were instructed to let me see their work before moving on to the chart.
  • We will finish our Venn diagrams in class on Monday.
  • We will complete Writer’s Notebook 4 in class on Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend!