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Raven's Gift (Books for Young Learners)

by Janice Kuharski

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A legend of the American Indian people telling how light came
to the earth.
■ Retelling of a legend of the American Indian people
■ Third person
■ Past tense
■ Storyline familiar to many American Indian people
■ Concise writing
■ Action with minimum description
■ Legend traits: trickery, bravery, lesser outwitting and triumphing
over perceived greater, magic
■ Inferential reading, gaps between incidents
■ Making inferences
■ Using knowledge of legend to predict plot
■ Identifying with character
■ Making links with other legends
■ Considering illustrative style in relation to the text
■ Comparing and contrasting with Pigeon Feathers, another
American Indian legend from the Books for Young
Learners Collection suggested for use at this level
  Melanie1 | Feb 28, 2010 |
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