"Sky Woman" Iroquois Creation Myth; Native American Folklore with ELA activities

"Sky Woman" Iroquois Creation Myth; Native American Folklore with ELA activities
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Common Core Standards
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This is a traditional Native American folktale, "Sky Woman" as retold by Joseph Burchac, more commonly known as the Iroquois Creation Myth. As in all myths, the story is different from other versions of the same story, but tells the tale of how the Iroquois believe the Earth was formed. I use this lesson in my seventh grade ELA class to coincide when the SS teacher is teaching his Native American unit. The kids love this story and there are some fun activities along with it. There are a few questions and then a sequencing activity. The kids actually roll for an illustration, replicate it best they can, and then group themselves in chronological order to review the story. There are some ELA extension activities as well. There is a warm-up activity discussing some of the cliches found in the story and warm-up activity discussion some of the confusing spellings in the folktale. There is an 8 questions multiple choice reading comprehension quiz with a short response to end the lesson. I take two class days to teach this lesson. There is also some cartoons of the Creation Myth on YouTube to show along with the story.
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9 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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