Preview the book with learners before you starting reading.
Activity 1 – Introduce Two Old Women
Discuss the title, author's name, publisher, date, scan the jacket and the table of contents. Can the learners draw any conclusions about the book from the table of contents? Write their answers on flipchart paper. Ask learners to fill in Handout 1.
Activity 2 – K-W-L
- Ask learners what they already know about the Gwich'in people. Have them fill in the K column before they read the book. They write down everything they already know about the topic.
- What do they want to know about the Gwich'in people? Learners fill in the W column before they read the story or book. They write down things they want to learn about the topic. This helps them have a purpose for reading and focuses their attention on key ideas. Post in the classroom.
- Learners read the book.
- After they have read the story or book, have the learners fill in the L column. They write down the new knowledge they gained. They can also check the information in the K column to see if it is correct.
- Use one color to record prior knowledge and another color to record what information was added after reading (all levels).