Indian No More by Charlene McManis: Extensive Unit
Indian No More by Charlene McManis: BIG Novel Workbook. Also, enough support materials for a mini-unit on the Umpqua Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.
INCLUDES >30 pages total >Comprehension questions for every chapter >161 questions total >Map of Oregon Umpqua reservation locations >6 graphic organizers: *Story Elements *3 character-based graphic organizers - including an in-depth activity based on Regina (protagonist). Specific to the story; not a generic worksheet. *Triple Venn labeled to compare the three city families *Standard Venn labeled to compare reservation school vs city school >Tribal flag creative interpretation activity >Sketching/art activity based on seasonal subsistence life of Umpqua >Novel-based crossword puzzle >Book Review Form at end (can be used for ANY novel, a great resource) >The Grande Ronde tribes today, page from Oregon magazine, beautiful photo of Umpqua dancers >Additional resources for the classroom, including: tribes of Umpqua Basin, Umpqua tribes forced to the Grand Ronde reservation, significant historical dates, Chinuk Wawa language today, and the Umpqua tribes today.
>5 chapter questions ask for sketching >About 13% of questions have no wrong answer: they are open-ended to encourage independent thinking. The rest have right/wrong answers. >Answer key (last 4 pgs)
>Included are actual photos of L.A. elementary students in 1957 (the year the Petits move to L.A.), as well as photos taken in recent years. The former being all white students, the later being all Latinix and Black students. This dramatic change in racial diversity over the decades will make for a great discussion or writing topic. >The recent images are of the actual elementary school Regina attends in the book, a few blocks from her house on 58th.
CONTENTS PAGE Pg. 2 Map of Umpqua Lands in Oregon Pgs. 3-13 Chapter Questions Pg. 14 Story Mountain Graphic Organizer Pgs. 15-16, 18 Character Graphic Organizers Pg. 17 Triple Venn for Novel Families Pg. 19 Setting Venn Pg. 20 Tribal Flag Activity Pg. 21 Novel Review Pg. 22 A Seasonal Life Drawing Activity Pg. 23 Crossword Puzzle Pg. 24 Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Indians Today
CHAPTER QUESTIONS Four types of questions: *Short answer (complete sentences not required) *Written answer (complete sentence/s required) *True/false *Sketching
Example Chapter Questions >What are three ways Regina knows change was coming? >Daddy calls the Indian Relocation Program an __________. Chich calls it an __________. >What does Regina assume about Keith & Addie that she learns isn’t true? >Why didn’t the Umpqua Indians use tipis in the past? >Where does Keith get his ideas about Indians? >Why do you think the three warriors watched the kids play cowboys & Indians? >What is Chich doing more often in L.A? >Why does Mama tell Regina to be grateful? >Regina doesn’t feel poor anymore because... >Where does Daddy perform the honor song? >If you were Regina, how would the egging make you feel? >T / F Regina carefully follows the directions to make a sewing pattern. >T / F As soon as Regina steps off the train she knows Los Angeles will be okay. >Written Answer Pick a character. Next, describe what you think the first night in the new house is like for that character. Two+ sentence minimum. __Regina __Mama __Daddy __Chich __Peewee >Written Answer What happens at Sheri’s? Describe the incident. Four+ sentence minimum >Written Answer At the end of the chapter, how would you describe how Regina is feeling? Two+ sentence minimum >Written Answer What do the big changes Regina goes through in the novel teach her about others? (friends, family, Native, white, Black, Latinix, government, neighbors, students, or anyone else) Three+ sentence minimum
NOTE The novel uses the term "Indian" for historical accuracy. But also today, the Umpqua tribes call themselves Indians. (as seen in the map and magazine). Their correct name is Umpqua Indians in all (accurate) circumstances, including their business titles, websites, and their incorporated name. Consequently, chapter questions and most references to the Umpqua use the term "Indian."
<>Resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified resources for special education or below-level learners. Novel workbook questions are not all higher order thinking (a few are); they are roughly 6-7th grade level.