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When Seagull Stole the Sun – Numeracy and Literacy Lessons

This collection of resources provides access to a sxwiem, (story) of the time when Seagull stole the sun and Raven, always the thinker and schemer, came up with a plan to get it back. They include literacy resources as well as prepared numeracy activities focusing on linear relations.

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This collection of resources provides access to a sxwiem, (story) of the time when Seagull stole the sun and Raven, always the thinker and schemer, came up with a plan to get it back. They include literacy resources as well as prepared numeracy activities focusing on linear relations.

Video: Oral telling of the story, as told by Squtxulemuxw (George Seymour).

Transcript of Video

 

Reader's Theatre:

 

This booklet telling the story of how Seagull stole the sun is in the form of a readers theatre and is written at an accessible reading level. Other versions of the  reader's theatre are also available in Hul'q'umi'num.

 

 

Math Lessons

These lessons use the story as the framework for working with numeracy concepts applicable to students in grades 1 - 9. Lessons at the primary level focus on making tens and adding on. Lesson at the intermediate+ level focus on growing patterns and linear relations,

 

Teacher Slides (K-9)

Lesson Details 

 

Gathering xixwe Graphing Activity


Slope graphing activity (Grade 10)

– desmos version

 

 

 

See Similar Math activities including some at the grade 8 – 10 level with Ts’msyen stories from the Prince Rupert School District.

– related Desmos activities – related lesson also in the FNESC First Peoples Math Guide.

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