In this unit, the students will:
Differentiate between several different styles/genres of oral literature
Read and analyze works from around the world
Write and develop a narrative work
Projects: Newspapers, scripts
Analyze non-fiction articles
Dec. 9-15 Develop Fables Project (see prior unit)
Jan. 8: Finish Fable Presentations HOMEWORK: Finish Fable Reflection Pieces.
Jan. 9: Writing Project: Urban Legends (pre work)
Jan. 10: Creating an Urban Legend
Jan. 11: Creating an Urban Legend
Jan. 12: SRI and Urban Legend writing
Jan 15: No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 16: Share Book Projects
Jan. 17: Share Urban Legends
Jan. 18: (Hand out rubrics for tall tales)
Jan. 19: YOU HAVE TWO CLASS PERIODS TO: find your group, read your tall/folk tale or legend, & take class period to figure out how you are going to present using technology. Suggestions: Create a FB profile page or Instagram on the character of your choice, make a newspaper front page, build a storyboard, create a quick vlog or blog, video, tweet it, create a music.ly... you have TODAY & TOMORROW ONLY to work on it!! Be creative & efficient!!
HW for Tuesday: Readings--Greek creation story / Biblical Creation story/1 other creation story from a different culture--be prepared to discuss. Suggested things to think about & take notes on: how does the culture affect the story? What elements of the culture do you see in it? What are the similarities and differences between the readings? What do you notice/what catches your eye? Any literary devices, etc. that stand out? What is the message? Meaning of the story? Does it go beyond just a creation tale? What else speaks to you?
Jan. 22: No School: Teacher Workday
Jan 23: Finish work and present
Jan. 24: Present & Soc. Seminar in small groups--discuss the creation stories
Jan. 25: Fairy Tale Trials--Teams/Prep
Jan. 26: Fairy Tale Trials--Teams/Prep
Jan. 30: Fairy Tale Trials--Final Prep
Jan. 31: Fairy Tale Trials--Trial
Feb. 1: Fairy Tale Trials--Trial
Feb. 2: New Unit--The Holocaust
Folk Tale/Tall Tale/Legends
Many of the folk tales, legends, and tall tales assigned can be found at the following websites:
Some you may just have to look up by title if you need to do so.
Creation Myth Readings:
Please make sure to use ONLY the fables for New Zealand--other stories are mixed in!