ERIC Number: ED258765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Tsapah Talks of Pheasant and Other Stories. The Indian Reading Series: Stories and Legends of the Northwest. Teacher's Manual, Level IV.
This guide presents an overall plan for implementing Level VI of the Indian Reading Series, which features legends and stories of Northwest tribes in a supplementary reading and language arts development program for elementary grade Indian and non-Indian children. Introductory sections present the rationale of the program's language experience approach, state program objectives, discuss the Indian oral tradition, and give an historical perspective of Indian culture in pre-contact, reservation, and modern periods. The majority of the manual consists of teaching activities for the 19 stories in the student reader. The following information is provided for each story: (1) geographical area from which the story came; (2) new or unfamiliar vocabulary, including native words; (3) suggestions for introducing and generating interest in the story; (4) discussion topics; and (5) teacher-guided and independent activities for students. In addition to story-specific activities, the manual describes art and drama activities to be used with any or all of the stories. Suggested art activities include basketry, weaving, beadwork, quilting, costume and set construction, dioramas, and masks. Drama activities are emphasized, including readers theater, puppet plays, role play, participation drama, and full production plays. Scripts are provided for seven stories in the student reader. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Art Activities, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Language Experience Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Motivation, Program Design, Program Implementation, Relevance (Education), Scripts, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Guides, Tribes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00159-4, $7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.