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Two informational text articles on Totem Poles! Students read two different articles - "Totem Poles - Beautiful Stories in Wood" and "Totem Poles of Southeast Alaska and Canada" and are taken through a graphic organizer and series of questions to compare and contrast these two texts on the same subject. Students are challenged to analyze the authors purpose, images, and structure for effectiveness. 6 pages; Answer Key included.
Use as an accompaniment to text such as Touching Spirit Bear, or as a supplemental activity for your Social Studies unit. Extend the activity to have students draw their own totem pole representation (not included).