Entry Point to New Cultures
by Alana Pedalino, featuring Scholastic Book Clubs teacher Arielle Rosenstock
Watch this Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher book review to discover how We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, written by Traci Sorell and illustrated by Frané Lessac, could be a good fit for your classroom.
Arielle Rosenstock, a teacher from International Charter School in Brooklyn, New York, finds that her kindergarten students are intrigued by the vibrant illustrations throughout We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga that depict Cherokee events, celebrations, and gatherings during all four seasons!
Play Arielle’s teacher-review video to learn how she uses this picture book to introduce her students to traditions they may not have known about—and reinforce concepts such as colors and seasons that her class works on year-round.
How do you teach your students about cultural traditions? We’d love to hear from you! Please share with us on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
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