November 2013

Web Resources

Meet Lee Decora Francis

Lee DeCora Francis comes from the Penobscot Indian Nation in Maine and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. She teaches at the tribal elementary school located on her reservation. She lives with her husband, two sons, and cat on a small island in Maine. Kunu’s Basket is her first children’s book.

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Meet the Author

Nick Glass of interviewed Joseph Bruchac in his upstate New York home on March 18, 2013.

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Additional Resources

  • Standards
    Common Core correlations for this issue’s lessons and activities
  • Author Extensions: Joseph Bruchac
    Literature Log for Joseph Bruchac Author Study; Literature Log General Topics
  • Curriculum Connection
    “Who Are Native Americans?” worksheet; Native American Inventions worksheet; Native American Book Elements Guide; Navajo Code worksheet
  • Library Lessons
    What If Duck for Turkey Day Was a Cookbook? visual and activity sheet, Family Feast activity sheet, Thankful Tuyet’s Terrific Turkey visual and activity sheet
  • Strengthen Your Core
    …Walking Along…Plains Indian Trickster Stories Close Reading Sample Lesson and Self Assessment sheet
  • Storytime
    Thanksgiving Feast Foods reproducible