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 Loses His Eyes Lesson Plan

    Coyote Loses His Eyes Lesson Plan

    Overview

    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

    Summary

    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

    According to Goshute tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the wintertime. 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 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

    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

    Step 4 - Assessments

    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).

    Bibliography

    "Coyote Loses His Eyes" adapted by Kathryn Hurst; Cultural Consultants: Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy