Hi! I am Linea and I teach sixth, seventh and eighth grade reading at St. Joseph’s Indian School. For the past nine weeks, we have been reading nonfiction stories, including biographies, autobiographies memoirs and historical nonfiction.
We are working on understanding the elements of tone, setting, characters and conflicts, and how they affect nonfiction. We are also learning how to determine fact from opinion. It is enlightening to see how nonfiction can grab their interest as well as fiction, and encouraging to see them relate different stories to their own experiences.
Our goal is to help the students comprehend information and make it a little bit fun at the same time!
At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.
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