Jingle Dancer: Pre-Reading Guide


  • What do the title and cover art tell you about the story?
  • Who do you think this story is about?
  • Why do you think so?
  • Have you ever attended a powwow?
  • If so, what was it like?
  • If not, what do you think it would be like?


  • Why do you suppose Jenna waits until last to ask her grandma for jingles?
  • Do you think Great-aunt Sis will come see Jenna dance?
  • Do you think someone will create video of Jenna’s dance? Who?
  • Who will Jenna tell about the powwow? Why?