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Trickster Tales Grades 1–6

64 Traditional Stories From First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples of Canada

 
Interior spread of Trickster Tales graphic novel, with three covers: Nanbozho Colours the World, Wesakechak and the Story of Life, Iktomni and Muskrat These fun and engaging traditional stories combine moral lessons and humour, and lend themselves to rich classroom discussion about right and wrong, respect and disrespect, honesty and dishonesty. The tricksters in these stories can take many forms, such as animals, mythological heroes, or transformers. They love to laugh and play jokes, often getting into trouble, but they can also be helpful and wise.

Eight different series from the West Coast, Plains, Great Lakes, East Coast, and the North:

  • Chi-Jean and other Métis Tales
  • Glooscap Tales
  • Iktomni Tales
  • Nanabozho Tales
  • Raven Tales
  • Tales from the Six Nations
  • Tulugaq and other Inuit Tales
  • Wesakechak Tales

Student Books:

  • Graphic novels
  • Focus on one FNMI story
  • About the Story page describing the history of the story
  • Levelled for Guided Reading
  • Grades 1–3 books have 16 or 24 pages, Grades 4–6 have 32 pages
  • Each 6-pack contains 6 copies of 1 title and a Teaching Card*
* Raven Tales sets do not include a Teaching Card

Teaching Support:

  • Before, during, and after guided reading lesson plan for each book
  • Cultural background for each story
  • Activities and discussion-starters to understand the cultural context or meaning of the story
  • Web links and books suggestions to extend student's thinking about story or culture
 

Chi-Jean and other Métis Tales
Glooscap Tales
Iktomni Tales
Nanabozho Tales
Raven Tales
Tales from the Six Nations
Tulugaq and Other Inuit Tales
Wesakechak Tales
Trickster Tales Library Pack
LPEY (K–3)
 
LITERACY PLACE PLUS (K–3)
 
MOVING UP (4–6)
 
KIDS AND FAMILY READING REPORT
 
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