Indigenous Peoples: Then and Now

Lesson 6 - Discussion & Writing

Objective

Analyze and explain the author’s purpose for writing The People Shall Continue

Readings and Materials

  • Book: The People Shall Continue by Simon J. Ortiz  — entire text

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

What was the author’s purpose for writing The People Shall Continue? Provide two examples from the text to support your answer.

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Key Questions

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  • What did Simon J. Ortiz want readers to understand about Indigenous people and their values?

  • What did Simon J. Ortiz want readers to understand about the impact settlers had on the People? 

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Common Core Standards

  • L.3.6 — Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

  • RI.3.3 — Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • RI.3.6 — Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

  • SL.3.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • SL.3.1.c — Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.

  • SL.3.1.d — Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

Spiral Standards

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SL.3.1.a

SL.3.1.b

SL.3.6

W.3.10