ERIC Number: ED235967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Guide for Indian Literature. Volume I. Reading Level 1-8.
Campbell, Diana; McCarty, T. L., Ed.
The guide describes how to use a 9-point system to teach 11 high-interest, low-level novels about Indians and teenagers to students reading at levels 1-8. The nine steps are (1) determine student's instructional reading level, (2) determine level of novels to be read, (3) choose novel at student's instructional reading level, (4) introduce novel, (5) introduce vocabulary, (6) have student complete vocabulary checklist, (7) have student complete study questions and read novel, (8) have student participate in reading activities, and (9) have student take vocabulary and comprehension tests. The steps are applied to these novels: Arrow to the Sun, Night at Red Mesa, Killer of Death, Crimson Moccasins, Woman Chief, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Zia, Sing Down the Moon, Walk the World's Rim, Fawn, and The Story Catcher. The guide contains publication information, an introduction, chapter-by-chapter study questions to ensure literal comprehension, suggested activities, and crossword puzzles for all 11 novels as well as tests for 8. The guide includes character sketch and plot charts, comprehension and vocabulary tests, vocabulary and novel checklists, test and puzzle answers, and reading activities keyed to Bloom's taxonomy of thinking. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Characterization, Educational Games, Elementary Education, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Learning Activities, Novels, Readability Formulas, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center.