Do You Believe In Roogaroos? is realistic fiction story about Tony interviewing a Kohkum about roogaroos. She interviews him about what they look like, where they have been seen, and how to keep safe from them. The story is narrated with illustrations, illustrative text, thought bubbles, and captions .
Do You Believe In Roogaroos? is an interview between a girl and a Kohkum. There is a cultural connection description at the beginning of the story for teachers. Photographs match the text. Opportunities arise to discuss text features including the glossary, thought bubbles, and illustrative text. The text includes a lesson for teachers to ask questions before, during, and after the story. At the end of the story, there is a responding activity where students can sketch a mental image of a roogaroo.
Readers develop vocabulary with verbs (running), adjectives (black), and compound words (sometimes). Opportunities arise to focus on apostrophes within contractions (can’t), capital letters at the beginning of sentences and names (Kohkum), question marks, and exclamation marks. Focus on r-controlled vowels and suffix ers (players).
This title is from the Taanishi series. Support literacy learning and introduce beginning readers to Métis language, culture, values, and traditions.
Invoice Title: Do You Believe in Roogaroos?