Indian No More by Charlene McManis: Novel Unit
- No prep
- Comprehension questions and loads of enrichment activities
- Enough support materials for a mini-unit on the Umpqua Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest
> 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.)PHOTOS
> 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.
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 QUESTIONSFour types of questions:
Example Chapter Questions
- Short answer (complete sentences not required)
- Written answer (complete sentence/s required)
>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?
>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.
> Written Answer
>T / F As soon as Regina steps off the train she knows Los Angeles will be okay.
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
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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.