Explain what messages Chester received about speaking Navajo and why the messages changed.
Book: Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code, A Navajo Code Talker's Story by Joseph Bruchac pp. 1 – 11 — Stop at "June 1952: Month of Big Planting"
What messages did Chester receive about speaking Navajo from 1929 to 1942? Why did the messages change?
What happened when Betoli went to boarding school? How does the illustration on page 2 help readers understand what happened?
How does Chester feel when he is back at home? Why do his feelings change?
Compare and contrast the illustrations on pages 4 and 5. What emotion does each illustration convey? Why?
Chester says he wanted to “prove his worth.” What does he mean by this?
How does Chester respond when the principal shares that the United States was at war?
Why did the U.S. military recruit Navajo soldiers?
a person who is caught and held as a prisoner
to put a message into the form of a code so that it can kept secret
to find or understand the true or hidden meaning of something