Students will be reading the core text, Matt Dembicki’s Trickster. While reading, students will examine the science in the story as well as build a stronger understanding of how setting impacts their learning and understanding. As a part of this unit, students will examine their understanding of concepts through sketchnotes. While doing so, students are asked also to consider the role oral storytelling plays in understanding a text. The culminating activity in the unit asks students to create their own story in the style of Native American origin stories.
(Developed for Language Arts, grades 7-8; recommended for Language Arts, grades 6-8, and English, grade 9)