This creative writing assignment can be integrated into ANY mythology unit to teach students not only how myths explain the existence of a natural or scientific phenomenon but ALSO the basic parts of plot: exposition, problem, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.
The assignment requires students to write a short paragraph for each part of their plot and is measured by a minimum requirement of sentences to help beginning and struggling writers push themselves to produce a measurable level of written content.
The assignment layout also provides three spaces for students to illustrate their myth which is a fantastic way for student to fully engage with the project and makes it an extremely memorable assignment for students.
The natural phenomena (and technological phenomena) suggested for students is listed below HOWEVER they have the option to choose their own.
• Text messages
• Other: ______________
Have fun, get creative and make this project the best myth ever!