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Aldean Learns to Make Flutes: A Story About a White Mesa Ute Boy
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In traditional Ute culture, the flute was used for healing ceremonies, or sometimes for courting. A man would play a song to win the heart of a woman. According to tradition, only she could hear the music being played for her. The White Mesa Utes, located in White Mesa, Utah, are members of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. The Ute Mountain Ute tribal headquarters are located about 90 miles east, in Towoac, Colorado. This Ute Mountain Ute booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Aldean "Lightning Hawk" Ketchum
Merry M. Palmer
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Aldean and the Red-tailed Hawk: A Story About a White Mesa Ute Boy
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The Ute people have a close association with nature and a respect for all living things. They share the earth with animals, and they look to them for guidance. The Utes honor the hawk in ceremonies, and they use hawk feathers in their regalia. This Ute Mountain Ute booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Aldean "Lightning Hawk" Ketchum
Merry M. Palmer
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Alphabet coloring book featuring the six Native American Nations of Utah
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This Goshute alphabet (ABC) coloring book is a part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Danelle Shumway
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Bear and Deer: A Goshute Tale (Confederate Tribe)
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In the past the Goshutes held bear dances every spring, but many of the elders who believed in the traditional dances are no longer living. The Goshutes don't practice bear dances any more, but they have other dances. Some of the other dances are strictly social, and some are to celebrate the coming of new seasons and plants. Some dances are held to ask for moisture to bless Mother Earth. This Goshute booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Curtis Yanito
Merry M. Palmer
Date Added:
11/09/2021
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Bear and Deer Lesson Plan
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Students will use predicting, questioning, commenting, and connecting to the text as strategies while they read. They will also practice retelling the story to a partner to demonstrate comprehension. This detailed lesson plan is based on the "Bear and Deer" story booklet adapted by Merry Adams; Cultural Consultants: Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.  Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
Cottontail Shoots the Sun: A Uintah/Ouray Ute Tale
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To the Ute people, the bear, quee yahgudt, is a sacred animal. He gave the Ute people their Bear Dance, which is held in the springtime after the first thunder. This Ute (Uintah/Ouray) booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
LeeAnn Parker
Molly Trainor
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Cottontail Tames Wood, Water and Rock: A Uintah/Ouray Ute Tale
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The cottontail rabbit was very important to the Ute people in days gone by. It provided delicious meals and its soft fur was used for many things. The fur pelts were used to line cradleboards and moccasins, and the pelts were also sewn together to make blankets and robes. This Ute (Uintah/Ouray) booklet story booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
LeeAnn Parker
Molly Trainor
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Coyote, Bobcat and the Corn: A Navajo Tale
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According to Navajo tradition, this is a winter tale. Coyote stories should only be told in the winter time. This Navajo story booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Don Mose, Jr.
Molly Trainor
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Coyote Loses His Eyes: A Goshute Tale (Confederate Tribe)
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According to Goshute tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the winter time. This Goshute story booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Curtis Yanito
Kathryn Hurst
Date Added:
11/09/2021
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Coyote Loses His Eyes Lesson Plan
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This is the detailed lesson plan. Students will be guided through the strategies included in reciprocal teaching as they read/listen to the Goshute tale "Coyote Loses His Eyes." based on the Goshute story booklet adapted by Kathryn Hurst and Cultural Consultants Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
Coyote and Bobcat: A Ute Mountain Ute Tale
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Stories with morals, like "Coyote and Bobcat," were often used by the Ute Mountain Ute people to teach their children about proper behavior and the consequences of their own actions. Coyote tales are only told during the winter time. This Ute Mountain Ute story booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Aldean "Lightning Hawk" Ketchum
Merry M. Palmer
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Coyote and Duck: A Paiute Tale (Paiute Tribe of Utah)
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Coyote tales are part of the Paiute oral tradition used to teach proper behavior and values from an early age. If a story contains the Coyote character it is a winter time story that should only be told during the winter. The Coyote illustrates the mischievous nature in all of us. This Paiute Coyote Story booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Eleanor Tom
Leeann Parker
Molly Trainor
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Coyote and Frog Race: A Goshute Tale (Confederate Tribe)
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According to Goshute tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the winter time. Traditional Goshute elders are botanists. They use many herbs and plants from the area for food, medicine, and spiritual healing. This Goshute story booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Curtis Yanito
LeeAnn Parker
Date Added:
11/09/2021
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Coyote and Frog Race  Lesson Plan
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This is the detailed lesson plan to create a story map based on the "Coyote and Frog Race" Goshute story booklet adapted by LeeAnn Parker and Cultural Consultants Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
Coyote and Mouse: A Tale from the Northwestern Band of Shoshone
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According to Shoshone tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the winter. This Shoshone story booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Don Mose, Jr.
LeeAnn Parker
Theresa Breznau
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Coyote and Mouse Make Snow: A Goshute Tale (Confederate Tribe)
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According to Goshute tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the winter time. This Goshute story booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Curtis Yanito
Merry M. Palmer
Date Added:
11/09/2021
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Coyote and Mouse Make Snow Lesson Plan
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The students will write a story to activate their prior knowledge. They will then read a story and identify the characters, problems, and solutions within that story. After reading the story, the students will retell it in comic strip form. Possible extensions tie in with the Science Core. This concept map is based on the "Coyote and Mouse Make Snow" story booklet. According to Goshute tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the wintertime. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
Coyote and the Buffalo: A Uintah/Ouray Ute Tale
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The buffalo was a giver of life to the Ute people. It is a sacred animal and part of the circle of life. Every part of the buffalo was used; nothing was wasted. For example, the hides were used for blankets and for covering the teepee and sweat lodge. The hooves were used for making utensils. When the Utes first encountered African Americans, they referred to them as "buffalo people,: because their curly hair resembled the curly hair on the mane of the buffalo. According to Ute tradition, Coyote stories should only be told during the winter time. This Ute (Uintah/Ouray) booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
LeeAnn Parker
Molly Trainor
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Coyote and the Geese: A Paiute Tale (Paiute Tribe of Utah)
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Coyote tales are part of the Paiute oral tradition used to teach proper behavior and values from an early age. These stories are only told during the winter time. The Coyote illustrates the mischievous nature in all of us. This Paiute story booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
Eleanor Tom
Leeann Parker
Molly Trainor
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Coyote and the Rock: A Tale from the Northwestern Band of Shoshone
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According to Shoshone tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the winter time. The People of the Big Shield are a warrior society of the Shoshone tribe who are known for their big shields and fearless nature. Beads and ornamentation on Shoshone regalia are placed, not as decoration, but as powerful objects to fend off evil and the enemy. Feathers are earned for great courage and are worn on the upper arm of the warrior. Many warriors decorate the armband with beads on which eagle feathers dangle. This Shoshone story booklet is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The project was led by Shirlee A. Silversmith, American Indian education specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. There are five stories per Tribe, with a total of 30 booklets, plus an ABC book. The set of Indian Tribal stories may be utilized by elementary classroom teachers to (1) develop an understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and societal contributions (2) provide a genre of text for the application of reading strategies, and (3) facilitate the mastery of various Utah Core Content Curriculum objectives. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.
The full set has 30 booklets, measuring 5.5” x 8.5” each, and illustrated by tribal members. The booklets were formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that they do not read well when using a projector or smart board because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the books in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Office of Education
Provider Set:
Native American Literacy Project
Author:
LeeAnn Parker
Theresa Breznau
Date Added:
11/09/2021