Nokum Is My Teacher [With CD]

Nokum Is My Teacher With CD Will you walk with me Grandmother Will you talk with me a while I m finding life confusing And I_m looking for some answers To questions all around me At that school and on the street You have always

  • Title: Nokum Is My Teacher [With CD]
  • Author: David Bouchard Allen Sapp
  • ISBN: 9780889953673
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Will you walk with me, Grandmother Will you talk with me a while I m finding life confusing And I_m looking for some answers To questions all around me At that school and on the street You have always been here for me Will you help me learn to see Nokum Is My Teacher is the poetically told story of a young aboriginal boy, posing questions to his grandmother, his NokWill you walk with me, Grandmother Will you talk with me a while I m finding life confusing And I_m looking for some answers To questions all around me At that school and on the street You have always been here for me Will you help me learn to see Nokum Is My Teacher is the poetically told story of a young aboriginal boy, posing questions to his grandmother, his Nokum , about the wider world beyond the familiarity of their home and community Through a series of questions, Nokum guides her grandson towards an understanding of his need to fit into and learn about this large world beyond the reserve Nokum offers her grandson a vision of a world he can enter through imagination and reading, while retaining respect for the ways of his people By the conclusion of the book, the young grandson has learned many new ideas from his grandmother and discovered his own wisdom in dealing with the changes in his life Nokum Is My Teacher is a delightfully packaged book and audio CD, combining the written text in English and Cree with the mesmerizing voice of author storyteller extraordinaire David Bouchard It is illustrated by the hauntingly beautiful artworks of Allan Sapp, Cree elder, Governor General s Award winner, and Officer of the Order of Canada The singing and drumming are done by Alberta s Northern Cree, who have been nominated for a Grammy Award 2007 in the Native American music album category Nokum Is My Teacher is also available in French Cree text and audio This is the first of a series of aboriginal books David Bouchard is developing with Red Deer Press.

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    About “David Bouchard Allen Sapp

    • David Bouchard Allen Sapp

      Canadian M tis author and literacy advocate David Bouchard has produced than fifty books for readers of all ages, including two guides on reading for parents and educators.An erstwhile teacher and school principal, he is particularly concerned with Aboriginal related issues and is a sought after speaker for conference keynotes and school presentations and on topics of reading, literacy and aboriginal well being.David Bouchard s books have won numerous awards, including a Special Mention for Non Fiction in the 2010 Bologna Ragazzi Awards for The Drum Calls Softly, a Gold Medal in the 2008 Moonbeam Award for I am Raven, the 2004 Governor General s Award for The Song Within My Heart, the 1999 Red Cedar Award for The Great Race and the 1997 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for Voices from the Wild An Aboriginal Carol was included in the 2008 White Ravens Catalogue.In April 2009, Bouchard was named as a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions as an author of children s books and an advocate who has championed the cause of reading and writing, and who has shared his pride as a member of the M tis community through his stories David lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with his wife Vicki and their daughter Victoria taken from the author s website



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    • David Bouchard presents a bilingual( English and Cree) tale of a young boy and his "Nokum" (Grandmother). The little boy is wondering about life on and off his reserve and needs his grandmother's help to understand. I recommend this book to teachers, librarians, and parents that wish to expose their students/children to indigenous voices in literature.


    • In "Nokum Is My Teacher," a young little boy is asking his grandmother questions in a poem form. The questions are about how their home and community goes beyond the wider world. Through all his questions, the grandmother guides him in the right direction. She encourages him to go out and learn more about the world around him. This book will teach young English Language Learners to not be afraid to find out what you're curious about in the world.


    • This book would work excellently as a supplement to a unit on Inuit or other Native American people and traditions, and teachers could also use it to teach about colonialism and the destruction of native cultures. Both teachers and students could learn about how perceptions of learning vary from culture to culture. I would also recommend using this book as a way to study oral history and storytelling; the boy's "Nokum," or grandmother, has passed down ancient knowledge to him that he is afraid w [...]


    • Nokum is My Teacher, by David Bouchard David Bouchard is a Canadian Metis Author. This work is written through free verse poetry. It deals with a young boy who learns a great lesson from his grandmother, as he questions why he needs to get a formal education when his grandmother and uncles did not.Use this to inspire the need for reading and education in your FNMI and non-FNMI students.


    • I prefer this to the Drum Calls softly, as there is more in the content for readers who do not know Cree. The CD is very helpful in understanding the writing. Great as a listening activity. Could be used for ages 5-8


    • I have listened to David Bouchard speak a few times and love to hear his passion for books and reading and learning. He is a great representative of his culture. The CD that goes with this book is a perfect addition.




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