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ERIC Number: ED062082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-31
Pages: 178
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[Rebus Reading Book Series: A Product of a Project to Create Stories and Beginning Reading Material for Pre-School Indian Children in South Dakota.]
Webster, Loraine; Schleif, Mabel
The "Rebus Reading Book Series" in this document consists of 10 booklets, each containing an illustrated story adopted from an Indian folk tale. The booklets, intended for use as supplementary readers, are designed to introduce readers in grades 1.7 to 2.2 to Indian cultural history as well as to improve use of English by building larger speaking and reading vocabularies. A description of each story follows: "Why the Robin Has a Red Breast" depicts how the robin singed his breast to help an Indian boy; "Flying Jack Rabbit Gets His Name" shows how a little boy gets his name by saving the jack rabbit from the eagle; "Why the Bear Has a Short Tail" tells how the fox tricks the bear into ice fishing with his tail; "A Brave Scout" depicts how a buffalo hunt becomes a sad event for Red Leaf when wolves come to eat the buffalo; "The Magic Basket" reveals how the cedar tree helps the village women by giving a magic basket that loses its magic when the women become lazy; "The Kind Bean-Mouse" tells how the bean-mouse helps a hungry family that is punished when the selfish mother steals from the mouse; "How the Indians Got Fire" depicts how the wolf and other animal friends help the Indians get fire from 2 old women; "Fish for All" tells how the wolf tricks 2 old women so he can open the dam and let out the fish; "Why the Bees Can Sting" reveals how the Great Spirit gave stingers to bees so they could drive away the bear who stole their honey; and "Dark Cloud" tells why some animals hibernate all winter. (MJB)
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Authoring Institution: South Dakota Univ., Vermillion.