Author:
Katie Blunt
Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts, Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Tags:
  • Goshute
  • Lesson Plan
  • Native American
  • November21
  • License:
    Public Domain Dedication
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Coyote and the Rolling Stone Lesson Plan

    Coyote and the Rolling Stone Lesson Plan

    Overview

    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 Goshute story "Coyote and the Rolling Stone" story booklet adapted by Merry Adams; 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

    Summary

    Students will create mental images of the Goshute story "Coyote and the Rolling Stone" as they read it.

    • Time frame: 1 class period of 45 minutes
    • Group Size: Large Groups
    • Authors: Patricia Helquist
    • Materials: "Coyote and the Rolling Stone" for each student (file attached)

    Background for Teachers

    This story should only be told or read during the winter months.

    According to Goshute tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the winter time. Rabbit fur blankets were made from wild rabbit skins that were sewn together and worn by the Goshute and Shoshone people. 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. See "Language Arts/Dance with ”Coyote...Rolling Stone" https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/16980.

    There are 2 versions of the booklet. If a teacher wants to use the booklet in an electronic format make sure to use the presentation version. If a teacher would like use it as a printed resourse use the print version so it can be assmbled into a folded booklet.

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

    Students will create mental images as they read this story. Then they will apply this skill to their other reading as well.

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Step 3 Instruction

    See detailed lesson plan (attached file).

    Use the attached story impressions worksheet during the lesson.

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Step 4 Assessments

    The students will demonstrate their comprehension of this book by using their pictures to retell the story to their partner.

    Bibliography

    Coyote and the Rolling Stone adapted by Merry Adams; cultural consultants: Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy