A Talk aloud (for comprehension) is using mentor text to help you explain what published authors do and how text features or structures help you to better understand what you are reading. It is not as important to be able to name them, but being able to recognize the features and how they help the reader is crucial.
This is a lesson I created a few years ago to help primary teachers incorporate more First Nation content into their classrooms. I also have an English version of this lesson. The goal was to study one of the teachings each week, by reading as much as possible about each teaching, by learning a bit about each animal and relating the teachings to students lives. Some people prefer to have the students paint or draw each animal rather than using the photograph. Ideally inviting an Elder into the classroom to help with the process would be the best way to go.
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