Irniq And The Eagles

This traditional tale Irniq and The Eagles from the Pacific North-west is about three brothers. When the two older brothers do not return from hunting, the eagle man appears to help the youngest brother, Irniq, find them. But first Irniq must help the eagle man and his own people.
Features of the Book – Retelling of a traditional tale, – The message of sharing, helping each other, and enjoying life, – Descriptive language – the snow began to whirl; letting the sound wash over him; the rushing wind; young and full of life, – Phrases that indicate time – A long time ago; One day; After that; And that night, Purpose Irniq and the Eagles can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – recognising the features of traditional tales, – considering the consequences of characters’ actions, – determining the author’s underlying message, – writing to express and support an opinion, – exploring the use of apostrophes, – exploring the ways in which individuals in a community can support each other.

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Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Character education, Ancient Peoples

Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)

AuthorFeana Tu'akoi

SeriesSkyrider Investigations

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level22

GenreFolk Tale/Traditional Story

Theme/TopicAncient Peoples | Challenge | Character Education

Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Character study | Forming opinions | Making Judgments | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count32