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White Spider's Gift

U5L1 Imagine It
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tamara zeniewicz

on 30 May 2011

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White Spiders Gift What do you about Native American Folktales? noble A country in central South America murals A picture, painted on a wall, usually covers most of the wall burdened murmer healthier; in better physical shape having greatness of inner nature from a place where underground water comes out of the Earth scowls rare strong and lasting affection; allegiance pleading intricate back hand prescribe prejudge predate Clues Problems Wonderings stage prearrange chieftain's spider's piki's looms settings mantles gifts Paraguay irritably woman's weak or tired making a sincere request; begging weighted down with a heavy load in an angry or impatient way little Page 630 - 631
1.What can you infer about Nekumonta’s relationship with his wife. 2.Why does Nekumonta have to go on a quest? 3.Figures of speech: What does it mean that “her days among the living were numbered?” Page 632-633
4.How would you describe Nekumonta? 5.What qualities did the Iroquois value? 6. What moral lesson is taught by this story? 7. Sequencing: List the animals Nekumonta met in order of occurrence. 8.Why did the animals not run from Nekumonta? Page 634-635
9. Why does Manitou decide to help Nekumonta? Page 636-637
10. What inferences can you make about Nekumonta, given the descriptions of his actions? 11. How does Manitou lead Nekumonta in the right direction? 12. What effect did bathing in the healing water have on Nekumonta? Story Review:
13. Why does Nekumonta go on a quest? 14. Why are the animals unafraid of him? 15. What is Manitou? 16. At the beginning of the story, it states that Nekumonta’s kindness to nature was repaid. How is this so? 17. Think about some other problems the American Indians faced. Write a make-believe story about how one of these problems were solved. Be sure to include events that could not really happen in real
life. In your writing include at least 5 of this weeks vocabulary. Underline them as they are used. 3.Figures of speech: What does it mean that “her days among the living were numbered?” 2.Why does Nekumonta have to go on a quest? Page 630 - 631
1.What can you infer about Nekumonta’s relationship with his wife. Nekumonta cares a lot about
his wife, and she trusts him. Nekumonta is searching for
medicine to help his wife. That she doesn't have long to live. 5.What qualities did the Iroquois value? 8.Why did the animals not run from Nekumonta? 6. What moral lesson is taught by this story? Page 632-633
4.How would you describe Nekumonta? 7. Sequencing: List the animals Nekumonta met in order of occurrence. Brave he went out alone to find
medicine, is loyal to his wife, and is nice to nature. Iroquois valued spirits of nature,
respected animals and nature. If you take care of Earth it will take
care of you. a) Rabbit
B) Bear
C) Doe Nekumonta respect nature,
and only used what he needed. Page 634-635
9. Why does Manitou decide to help Nekumonta? 12. What effect did bathing in the healing water have on Nekumonta? Page 636-637
10. What inferences can you make about Nekumonta, given the descriptions of his actions? 11. How does Manitou lead Nekumonta in the right direction? Manitou helps Nekumonta because
he is impressed with the animals loyalty. faithful-he helped all his people, confident, determined because he did not give up. He sent a vision of Nekumonta's wife to guide him to the healing waters that flowed under him. Nekumonta felt more energized because
he bathed in the healing waters. 15. What is Manitou? Story Review:
13. Why does Nekumonta go on a quest? 17. Think about some other problems the American Indians faced. Write a make-believe story about how one of these problems were solved. Be sure to include events that could not really happen in real
life. In your writing include at least 5 of this weeks vocabulary. Underline them as they are used. 14. Why are the animals unafraid of him? 16. At the beginning of the story, it states that Nekumonta’s kindness to nature was repaid. How is this so?
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