Teacher's Guide For The Series Tales From Big Spirit By Katya Adamov Ferguson Imprint: Portage & Main Press Categories: Education, Multicultural Education, Social Science, Elementary Show edition details Softcover, coil bound : 9781553795261, 74 pages, October 2014 Ebook (PDF) : 9781553795353, 74 pages, October 2014 Softcover, coil bound $29.00 Ebook (PDF) $23.00 View Table of Contents Share: Table of contents Preface 1Part I Tales from Big Spirit Graphic Novel Series 5 Aspects of the Graphic Novel 7 English Language Arts Instructional Focus 10 Accessing Prior Knowledge 10 Questioning 11 Inferring 11 Visualising and Creating Sensory Images 11 Making Connections 12 Synthesizing Information 12 Determining Importance 13 Summarizing 13 Analyzing 13 Social Studies Instructional Focus 14 1. Establish Historical Significance 14 2. Use Evidence from Primary Sources 15 3. Identify Continuity and Change 15 4. Analyze Cause and Consequence 15 5. Take Historical Perspectives 15 6. Understand the Ethical Dimension of Historical Interpretations 16 Indigenous Perspectives 17 Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment 17 Reflecting the Culture of the Students in the Literature 18 Implementing an Aboriginal Model 18 Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives into Routines, Instructional Methods, and Strategies 19 How to Start Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom 20 Pre-Read the Novel 20 Access Prior Knowledge of Multi-Modal Texts 20 Model a Think-Aloud 20 Use the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model 21 How to Use the Teaching and Learning Sequences 23 The First Read 23 The Focused Re-Read 24 Part II Learning Sequence for First Read of Each TFBS Novel 26 The Scout 26 The Peacemaker 29 The Rebel 32 The Ballad of Nancy April 35 The Land of Os 38 The Poet 42 Suggestions for the Focused Re-Read of All TFBS Novels 45 References and Resources 48Appendix 1: Classroom Materials 51 CM#1: Anticipation/Reaction Guide 52 CM#2: Seven Teachings Response 53 CM#3: Double-Entry Journal 54 CM#4: Medicine Wheel Character Map – Stages of Life 55 CM#5: Medicine Wheel Map – States of Being 56 CM#6: Story Sequences and Writing/Discussion Prompts 57 CM#7: Compare and Contrast: Venn Diagram 63 CM#8: Question-Answer Relationship Strategy Graphic Organizer 64 Appendix 2: Primary Sources 65 Description This teacher's guide is designed to help classroom teacher's use the graphic novel series, Tales From Big Spirit, by David Alexander Robertson. The guide provides detailed lessons that meet a wide range of language arts and social studies goals, integrate Indigenous perspectives, and make curricular content more accessible to diverse learners. It is organized into three sections.The first section includes: general instructional ideas for deepening readers’ comprehension of text. a framework to further develop students’ thinking about history. information about aspects of graphic novels and how to use them in the classroom. The second section includes: specific instructional ideas and suggestions. an overview. detailed teaching and learning sequences (before-, during-, and after-reading format). The appendix includes: strategies and reproducible classroom materials that support and stimulate student learning. historical images that may be reproduced.