MYTHOLOGY Reading & Writing Unit- (Demeter, Arachne, Create your own god, &more)

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The materials designed in the packet will help students master the MYTHOLOGY genre. It teaches and reviews the following concepts:
- Features of Mythology
- Making inferences using text evidence
- Context Clues
- Point of View
- Characterization
- Predictions
- Theme
- Suffixes/Commonly confused words
- PLOT
- And more!

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
DAY 1
1. Bellringer/Do Now- (Suffix: -ful)
2. Review components of Folktales
3. Gods/Goddesses Video
- http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/greek-mythology/videos/greek-gods
- Identify 4 Gods along with their character traits
4. Watch video or read the myth of Demeter
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnxdvWF8Mp4
- http://greece.mrdonn.org/greekgods/demeter.html
5. Demeter Comprehension questions
6. List Features of Mythology (Allow students to use what they’ve learned from the videos to come up with the list)
7. Compare/contrast Mythology with Folktales

DAY 2-3
1. Bellringer/Do Now (Suffix –ful; Context Clues in Arachne)
2. Read the myth of Arachne
- http://www.skitsap.wednet.edu/cms/lib/WA01000495/Centricity/Domain/1139/Unit%201%20Arachne.pdf
3. Answer Comprehension Questions

Day 4
1. Identify elements in Arachne that make it a myth.
2. Characterization in Arachne
3. Point of View in Arachne

Day 5
1. Context Clues/Inferences Quiz
Day 6-7
1. Bellringer/Do now (There, their, they’re)
2. Review Features of Mythology (Use chart from Day 1)
3. Students brainstorm their own god/goddess
4. Students sketch a picture of their god/goddess
5. Students create a story line for their god/goddess that includes a clearly defined exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

EXTENSION PROJECT: Students can create a visual representation of their god/goddess and present to the class.

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MYTHOLOGY Reading & Writing Unit- (Demeter, Arachne, Creat
MYTHOLOGY Reading & Writing Unit- (Demeter, Arachne, Creat
MYTHOLOGY Reading & Writing Unit- (Demeter, Arachne, Creat
MYTHOLOGY Reading & Writing Unit- (Demeter, Arachne, Creat