Reading, Writing and Arithmetic for the Lakota students

Lots of reading! I am Linea, and I teach reading to our sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students at St. Joseph’s.

Linea teaches reading at St. Joseph’s Indian School
Linea, St. Joseph’s reading teacher for sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

We are already at the halfway mark of the third quarter at St. Joseph’s Indian School! This school year is going by really fast – I can hardly believe it.  In our reading classes, the Lakota (Sioux) students are currently  finishing up a unit on nonfiction.  We will take our test next week.

Everyone has done well with the informational text such as news articles, science articles and web pages.  They also studied types of visual media such as photographs, illustrations, charts, diagrams and maps.  It’s important that our students are able to comprehend these types of nonfiction because it will help them succeed in their everyday lives.

Next, we will be entering the world of poetry.

In other campus news, the boys are in the middle of their basketball season. Sometimes I think I have as much fun watching them as they do playing!

St. Joseph’s Lakota students study reading, science, math and other core subjects.
St. Joseph’s sixth graders worked with Linea on a unit about nonfiction writing.

We just finished up Catholic Schools Week and provided our Native American students with a few extra activities for them to enjoy.  One activity was Academic Game Day in where the teachers provided a game for the students to enjoy.  There was a wide variety and the students moved from classroom to classroom so they could enjoy them all.  In my class, we played Language Arts Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  I was pleased with the number of millionaires I had!

Thank you for being part of our tiyospayeextended family!

Linea – 6 – 8th Grade Reading Teacher

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

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.

4 thoughts on “Reading, Writing and Arithmetic for the Lakota students”

  1. Hello Linea, I hope the children enjoy reading,it can take them alot of places and adventures. I noticed you are about to start on poetry. I am not sure what type of poetry you are planning on reading. I have been doing alot of research on some of my long ago relatives. One is my 19th great grandfather, Sir Thomas Wyatt, he was an English poet from 1503 to 1542. He was also sweet on Anne Boleyn. Alot of his poems are about her. Just a thought. I hope you and your students have a great year.

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