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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.
2 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$10 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings

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Class Experience

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.
The Canadian Encyclopedia


Alexis Thompson B.A. B.Ed.
Lives in Canada
Humanities Teacher making learning fun
2 total reviews
5 completed classes

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