Wild Berries

Wild Berries

by Julie Flett


This book includes the main text in English, and many choice words and phrases are also repeated in Swampy Cree. The back of the book includes a pronunciation guide. Another version of this book is available with n-dialect Cree. This beautifully illustrated picturebook follows a young boy and his grandma as they go blueberry picking in the woods. Along the trip, Clarence and his grandmother sustainably harvest blueberries while greeting and enacting reciprocity with other creatures in the area.

Resource format: Picturebook

Age recommendation: Pre-K - Grade 3

Keywords: Swampy Cree, pronunciation guide, young boy, sustainable harvest, kinship, dialect, language

Year of publication: 2013

Publisher information: Simply Read Books


Teaching and Learning Ideas

Our team collaborated with new teachers, alumni of the Werklund School of Education’s Bachelor of Education program, to create teaching and learning plans for texts in this website. With audiences ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Post-Secondary, lesson plans across this resource address a wide range of school subject areas, inclusive approaches, and Indigenous education topics, such as the revitalization of Indigenous languages. As this website was designed with Undergraduate Programs in Education instructors, as well as teachers in mind, connections to UPE courses have been flagged on each lesson plan. These lessons are intended as a starting place for educators, to help you envision ways in which you might bring Indigenous literatures, as well as ways of knowing, being, and doing, into your teaching contexts. Please adapt, use, and share these lessons in ways that are generative for your teaching practice. We offer our sincere thanks to the dozens of new teachers who gifted us with these creative ideas!

Wild Berries Grades K-2 Lesson

Wild Berries Special Education Unit Plan