Native American Pictographs

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Scholars use a variety of common Native American pictographs to write a sentence. Through a series of pictures, readers decipher what the author has written. Colored pencils bring color to the assignment.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Accompany the lesson with a book that depicts Native American life
  • Showcase finished products on the themed focus wall
  • Conduct a cooperative learning activity such as Think, Pair, Share to allow peers to discuss their work
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson plan's uses language intended for a parent or guardian; however, an educator may also perform the activity
  • Preparation includes copy making and gathering colored pencils
  • Includes ideas for individual completion and in a small group
  • Provides two pages of example pictographs
  • The link to common Native American pictographs no longer works