Chapter 1 Lesson 2

Learning Goals:
• To read a story from Read, Listen, Tell
• To come up with a definition of story and truth



Curriculum Expectations


“The Truth about Stories Is ... Stories Are All That We Are” What is truth? What are stories? What does this statement mean to you?



Students are put into five groups. Each group is responsible for one of the stories from Chapter 1 of Read, Listen, Tell. Students read their story independently and then discuss in their groups.
Questions for discussion:
a) After reading, does “The Truth about Stories Is ... Stories Are All That We Are” have a different meaning to you? Why or why not?
b) What was a common theme through your story?
c) What was the moral of this story?
d) How did the story make you feel?

Analyze how Indigenous writers reveal identity through their use of language (Identity–NBE3U) Identify forms in the Indigenous oral tradcfition (e.g., storytelling) but expressed in the English language, that affirm Indigenous identity (Identity–NBE3U)


Students regroup in a circle as an entire class and reflect on the links between their stories and some of the common themes and threads in discussion.



Students continue to work on their “Where I’m From” poems and incorporate some of the new findings from the readings into their poems.

Ability to revise written work focusing on clear expression, improving organization, making connections and integrating details (Writing–NBE3U) Ability to produce, format, and publish written work using appropriate technology, to share writing with intended audiences (Writing–NBE3U)

Teacher Reflection

Teacher continues to work their own “Where I’m From” poem.