The Origin Myth Understanding and Depth Guide is a graphic organizer that will allow students in grades 3-6 to analyze an Origin Myth selection to the depth and rigor of the STAAR in Texas. The guide allows students to :
Identify a fictional explanation for a natural phenomenon
Comprehend the story structure (Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then)
Infer common themes and lesson learned with supporting evidence
Support the genre with evidence
Describe how the setting influences the myth
This guide works well with a literary selection that explains how something came to be. To use, pair this guide with a literary story or passage. Have students read the selection and then complete this guide. Then, students should complete any questions with the selection.
If you are looking for more depth than just practice questions before the STAAR, this is great for test prep.