OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. The Queen Charlotte Islands Reading Series: A Teacher's Guide was developed in 1985 as part of a curriculum meant to supplement and enhance the regular classroom course of study in British Columbia. The grade 1 to 3 readers and teacher's guide were created to provide culturally relevant materials to improve basic language arts skills for Native students along the Northwest Coast. This teacher's guide is a coil-bound, 188-page resource with a substantial amount of Haida cultural background information for the teacher plus suggested activities for each of the 11 readers in the Queen Charlotte Islands series. Information about Haida culture is conveniently arranged in subject areas including environment, sea, cedar, tools, canoes, longhouses, totem poles, household articles, cans and social structure, potlatches, ceremonial regalia, coppers, dances, legends and beliefs, and art. Each section contains photographs and illustrations of the object studied. Each grade specific reader has suggested classroom activities, handouts, background on the book's author and illustrators, and student hands-on activities for art, social studies, and language arts. The arts of the Northwest Coast are stressed and several art templates are included. The readers and teacher's guide were field tested in Native classrooms and the authors include several black and white photos of the student activities. The project involved community members, classroom teachers, education consultants, Native artists, and the BC Ministry of Education. Their efforts have paid off with the Queen Charlotte Islands Readers and Teacher's Guide still in print. While several of the readers are no longer available, the following titles can be purchased individually: The Colours of the Island, The Forest, Island Fun (grade 1); Birds of the Islands (grade 2); and Raven and the Moon and the Oystercatcher: Two Haida Legends Told by John Enrico and The Man Who Became an Eagle: A Haida Legend Retold by John Enrico (grade 3). Teachers who do not have access to all the readers will find the teacher's guide useful because of the wealth of the background information and the art activities.