Coyote Loses His Eyes
Coyote Loses His Eyes Lesson Plan
|Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist
Students will be guided through the strategies included in reciprocal teaching as they read/listen to the Goshute tale "Coyote Loses His Eyes."
- Time frame: 1 class period of 30 minutes
- Group Size: Large Groups
- Authors: Patricia Helquist
- Materials: a copy of "Coyote Loses His Eyes" and a journal for each student (attached)
Background for Teachers
The Goshute booklet used in this lesson is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project storybook series for the six main Utah Tribal Nations. The booklet was formatted to be printed and assembled. This means that it does not read well when used electronically because the pages will appear out of order. If a teacher did want to use the booklet in an electronic format, they would be best off screenshotting the pages and arranging them in a slide presentation.
Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes
Students will be able to identify and use the comprehension strategies of summarizing, clarifying, questioning, and predicting.
Step 3 - Instruction
See detailed lesson plan (attached file).
Use the attached handout during the lesson.
Step 4 - Assessments
The students will write a journal entry from the point of view of one of the characters in the story (i.e., Coyote, the girls, Coyote's brother, or Coyote's brother's son).
"Coyote Loses His Eyes" adapted by Kathryn Hurst; Cultural Consultants: Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy