We Are Water Protectors Activities for Engaging Literacy
The award-winning We Are Water Protectors makes a great read-aloud for Native American Heritage Month, World Oceans Day, or any time you want to start a conversation about water pollution. With Novel Effect’s We Are Water Protectors activities, students learn English Language Arts and Research Skills. Through the activities included, students will be able to:
- complete a coloring page.
- illustrate water protector signs.
- make words from the book’s title.
- complete sentence starters.
- fill in the blanks using vocabulary words.
- write quotes from the character’s perspective.
- write about character traits.
- write about the character’s feelings, traits, and motivations.
- research related topics.
- learn from a real-life water protector.
- reflect and respond to discussion questions and writing prompts.
- design a Book Bentos Box.
- write a poem about water.
Activities can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to provide them with a choice, or to focus on a particular skill.
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About This Book
In her explanation of why water is sacred, an Indigenous girl mentions the foretold black snake that will destroy the land, referring to the oil pipelines which pollute the environment. As if to drown her fears, the girl shouts, “Take courage! ” to beautiful melodies evoking water and movement.