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THIS PRODUCT IS A BUNDLE OF ALL THREE OF MY "COMPARING MYTHS ACROSS CULTURES: "THE STORY OF THE BIG DIPPER "THE STORY OF THE MOON MAN and MOON RABBIT, and "THE FIRST CINDERELLA STORIES".
COMMON CORE ALIGNED GRADES 4-6
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This SUMMARY WRITING project asks students to read and compare myths/legends from very different cultures, finding both the similarities and differences (COMPARING and CONTRASTING). TEACHERS/STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE FROM: TWO different products that each include two stories each. THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES: one Greek Myth, and the other a Blackfoot Myth, both 'explaining' how the “BIG DIPPER” came to be. Also included is a Japanese myth and a Native North American myth about a "Moon Rabbit“, both explaining why the moon seems to have a “Man in the moon” on it, or why it looks like a rabbit inhabits the full moon.
~A common core alignment page
~A "What is a Myth" poster
~An introduction to myths, and how they differ among cultures
~SIX myths/tales from separate cultures
~A factual page that provides FUN FACTS about The Big Dipper
~(8) fun fact cards about the MOON
~(3) Venn Diagrams that can be used to take notes while comparing/contrasting the stories w/ ANSWER KEYS
~A FINDING THEME Teacher/Student Resource Page for additional lesson focus
~Writing paper for students to write their final summary/ essay.
~FOUR traditional summary examples of EACH MYTH, which can be used to help the COMPARE/CONTRAST skill.
~EXAMPLE COMPARE & CONTRAST ESSAYS FOR EACH PRODUCT NOW INCLUDED!
RL.4.9: Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
RL.5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
RL.6.2 : Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
P.S. ~ These mini-units offer a great opportunity to embed cross-curricular literacy within a SCIENCE Solar System Unit.