Indigenous Literature Kit
The Indigenous Literature Kit: Growing Our Collective Understanding of Truth and Reconciliation is a collaborative professional learning project developed by Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools and the St. Albert-Sturgeon Regional Collaborative Service Delivery region, and supported by the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. This kit is a professional learning resource that supports educators to grow in their collective understanding of Truth and Reconciliation. The project started with titles from the Literacy Seed Kit and added new titles that advance First Nations, Métis and Inuit foundational knowledge.
Click to access the full Indigenous Literature Kit: Growing Our Collective Understanding of Truth and Reconciliation.
Using this Resource
Each title in the Literature Kit is aligned with terms and concepts that support First Nations, Métis and Inuit foundational knowledge and provides ideas and suggestions for exploring these terms and concepts. Each title notes sensitivities in the text, themes and reading complexity as well as specific grade level teaching suggestions. Click to access a Sample Book Annotation.
Four learning progressions are used to organize titles for each grade level division:
- Initiating: I define and explain key terms and concepts.
- Developing: I make connections with key terms and concepts to my life, other texts and/or to the world.
- Consolidating: I explain and analyze terms and concepts based on my knowledge of varied connected texts.
- Mastering: I teach others about the terms and concepts using creative representations of ideas (e.g., analogies, metaphors).
Accessing Division-Level Book Lists
Scope and Sequence Book Lists identify the alignment with Terms and Concepts in the Draft First Nations, Métis and Inuit Foundational Knowledge curriculum for each title. Click to access the complete Scope and Sequence for Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Book List Annotations with Instructional Elements provide information that can support lesson planning, including alignment to First Nations, Metis and Inuit foundational knowledge, curriculum connections and suggested projects, ideas and activities.