FLEX Book Club & Novel Study: Read the Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
In this four-week flexible course, students will expand their reading comprehension and understanding of Indigenous issues.
Alexis Thompson B.A. B.Ed.
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learners per class
$10 per week
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings
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Get $10 off my classes with coupon code THOMPYEVGF10 Books are an excellent way to learn about different issues and make sense of our world. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline creates a dystopian world where Indigenous People living in North America are hunted for their ability to dream. Here is the plot summary for the book: "In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still...
Students will : use dystopian fiction to analyze Indigenous issues develop critical thinking skills by participating in discussions practice and expand their reading comprehension skills analyze a text analyze theme, plot, setting, motif, character development, and other literary devices make connections to the modern world explain historical connections critically analyze the problematic treatment of Indigenous peoples, both in society and in the book.
I have a Bachelor's degree in history and education and have been a high school humanities teacher for seven years now where I have experience teaching both novel studies as well as teaching controversial topics in the classroom. I have experience teaching about the history of Canada and the relationship between the Canadian government and Indigenous peoples who live in Canada. Through my Social Studies classes, I have had discussions on controversial issues and am able to discuss this content appropriately.
The book, the Marrow Thieves, as well as a writing utensil and paper.
Discussion posts in the classroom.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
The book is considered young adult and appropriate for students ages fourteen and up. The book contains graphic content, language, violence, imprisonment, racism, and death. The book also touches on some of the traumatic histories of Indigenous people in both Canada and the United States which could be triggering for some readers. I will be addressing such issues through an educational and trauma-informed approach. Before reading the book, I will provide a video lesson on the history of Indigenous peoples living in Canada and the United States, as well as a lesson on some of the content found in the book. Teaching this before will help readers be aware of the problematic content before reading, better equipping students with an understanding on how to analyze the book as a symbol of Indigenous oppression. If you are unsure whether the book would be appropriate for your student, please pre-read the book ahead of time or message me with any questions.
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Alexis Thompson B.A. B.Ed.
Humanities Teacher making learning fun
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
2 total reviews
5 completed classes
Get $10 off my classes with coupon code THOMPYEVGF10 Get $20 off my class "1:1 Custom Reading Tutoring" with coupon code THOMP9TWJX20 Hello! I am so excited that you are here. My name is Alexis Thompson, and I have had the pleasure of being a...