November is Native American Heritage Month and Reading A-Z and Raz-Plus have the resources you need to explore the contributions of Native Americans to American history and culture. Native American Theme and News Packs can be adapted to various learning levels and folktales, shared readings, and biographies about influential Native Americans also offer a range of content ideal for discussing Native American history and contemporary culture. With a subscription to Reading A-Z or Raz-Plus, you can highlight Native American Heritage Month in your classroom with engaging printable, projectable and digital texts.
Native American Theme and News Packs
Theme and News Packs are versatile collections of readings, lessons, and activities that center around complex issues and topics. The Native American Theme and News Packs include leveled books, concept books, picture cards, graphic organizers, maps, and poetry that help students understand Native communities from a range of perspectives. This variety of materials introduce students to concepts related to the diversity of Native American cultures.
Reading A-Z and Raz-Plus feature leveled books that complement the concepts and ideas introduced in the Native Americans Theme and News Pack.
- Shared Reading: Wojapi Time is a story of a mother introducing her daughter to the tradition of gathering blueberries, and The First Thanksgiving details the role Native Americans played in the history of this national holiday.
- Folktales: Coyote and the Star is a popular Klamath story about a coyote who tries to capture a star, and How the Mice Beat the Men is a tale about how mice and men came to live together.
- History: Code Talkers is a multilevel informational text that explains how Navajo-speaking soldiers developed a code to transmit secret messages during WWII. Sacajewea is the biography of a Shoshone woman who guided Lewis and Clark’s journey to the Pacific.
- Contemporary culture: The Powwow Beat is an inside look at the songs, dances, and celebrations that take place at a powwow.
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