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Lesson Plan: How Coyote Came to Shuffle Off to Buffalo
Creative kids read, discuss, play-act, and sketch to examine the cultural significance of Old Man Coyote. They listen to several stories involving Coyote, analyze the Harry Fonseca painting Shuffle Off to Buffalo, and write Coyote stories of their own. Tons of great background information will make discussing the painting a breeze.
Dancing with Coyote
Learners discuss the painting Shuffle Off to Buffalo and dance, dress up, and learn about Old Man Coyote. In this art lesson plan, students use the painting as a spring board in order to evoke emotion and use that to create movement.
Food Chain Acorn-Squirrel-Coyote
Second graders study a specific food chain, acorn-squirrel-coyote, and organisms that are producers, herbivores or carnivores. They act out the roles of different organisms in the food chain. They study the affects of removing carnivores and plants from the food chain.
Borreguita and the Coyote
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Borreguita and the Coyote. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
The Coyote Population: Kansas Prairies
Students discover animal lifestyles by researching their ecosystem. In this animal statistics lesson plan, students research the geography of Kansas and discuss the reasons why wild animals survive in the open Kansas fields. Students complete worksheets based upon coyote populations and create a data table using the statistics.
Coyote and Anansi
Students explore the structure of folktales. In this coyote and Anansi instructional activity, students discuss the attributes of folktales as they read versions of tales featuring coyote and Anansi. Students collaborate to write and perform their own folktales.
Scientists, Wolves, and the United States Government
High school biologists try to determine if the red wolf is a purebred species or a hybrid of coyote and gray wolf by examining the DNA fingerprints of all three. Twenty-one pages of material are provided here, including student worksheets and a plethora of extension ideas. This is a well-written and comprehensive lesson plan that explores natural selection, conflicting scientific data, and the investigative process.
Reading Into Rabbit
Eighth graders explore the art pieces found in the Missoula Art Museum. In this lesson, 8th graders select two pieces of art from the coyote section by going to the Missoula Art Museum website, and then create a collage portrait from their selection.
I See a Coyote
Students role-play coyotes looking for natural resources. In this natural resources lesson, students examine the relationship between animal life and the environment. Students play a game that demonstrates how natural resources affect animal populations.
Unsent Letter: Canyons
As your class reads Gary Paulsen's Canyons, challenge them to assume the perspective of a character to write a letter. The plan suggests learners pair off, one person assuming the voice of Coyote Runs, and the other assuming the voice of Brennan Cole. An example letter is included.
Fourth graders are read the book "Kissing Coyotes". During the story, they make predictions about what they believe might happen next. After the story, they create their own story using their imagination and draw illustrations.
Topsy Turvy Kids
Sixth graders study the artwork of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith before creating their own. In this painting activity, 6th graders examine two pieces of work by Jaune Quick-to-See from the online collection of the Missoula Art Museum and read a Flathead/Salish Coyote story. They make a topsy turvy character that can change from one character or state to another.
Finding max and min using first derivative test
In this derivative instructional activity, learners solve two multi part problems to discover the correlations between max/min on a graph and inflection points, the first derivative test, and slopes of tangent lines at the max/min points. This instructional activity uses the characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner in the applications.
Coyote In Trouble
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Coyote In Trouble. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Why Coyote Howls at Night
Review the strategies of good reading and make connections with writing! In this reading strategies lesson, young readers listen to the book Why Coyote Howls at Night. Before, during, and after the reading the teacher asks questions to ensure comprehension. They free write about a dream as a way to connect real life to the story.
Reading the Coyote School News: Lives of Ranchers in Southern Arizona
Fourth graders examine the effects of Mexican-American ranching on life today.
Evolution in a Big City
Intriguing! With color-coded maps and eye-catching animation, Professor Jason Munshi-South expounds on how, by taking a DNA sample from a New York City mouse, biologists can determine which park it lives in. This is because urban development has isolated mouse populations into smaller areas, and each population has undergone evolutionary changes that make it unique. This little lecture would be a wonderful addition to your instructional activity on adaptation and evolution in species.
Reader Response: Keith Gilyard and Mourning Dove
Students respond to Mourning Dove's Coyote Stories by discovering Native American storytelling. They create a traditional lodge and write their own stories.
Canyons: Gary Paulsen
Will your class be ready to read Canyons by Gary Paulsen? If you're unsure of their current reading level, use this cloze procedure to determine if this book is the right choice for your young readers. The blank guide and the actual text are both provided here.
In this predator-prey instructional activity, learners simulate the relationship between predators and prey using small squares to represent rabbits and large squares to represent coyotes. They complete 20 rounds of the simulation trying to get the predators (coyotes) to touch as many prey (rabbits) as possible and they record their data for each round. Students analyze their results and graph the data.