Anchor Text The BirchBark House by Louise Erdich
Readers will compare and contrast texts to analyze ideas
Students will use graphic organizers to help identify key ideas and details to help support their ideas from within the book.
These are some suggested texts that connect closely and can help students understand comparing and contrasting of texts
Girl of the Shining Mountains by Peter Roop and Connie Roop
Bad River Boys by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich
Children of the Longhouse by Joseph Bruchac
Vigilance- to keep careful watch
Sympathetic- to have understanding or be kind to someone in their time of need
Admonished- to warn or reprimand
Indistinguishable- things that are so similar that you cannot see any difference between them
Phenomenal- when something is outstanding: great
Perched- to be sitting or resting in a high position or to rest on a perch as a bird
Common Core Reading Standards
RL.4.4 Identify key ideas and details in a story.
RL.4.3 Use details from a story to learn about a character.