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Reading Bundle #1
This mini-lesson uses the song "Lost Boy" by Ruth B to teach the following ELA Reading Literature Standard:
ANALYZE HOW A MODERN WORK DRAWS ON THEMES, PATTERNS OF EVENTS OR CHARACTER TYPES FROM MYTHS, TRADITIONAL STORIES, OR RELIGIOUS WORKS. DESCRIBE HOW THE MATERIAL IS RENDERED NEW.
Connecting traditional literature with modern works is no easy task! Let this introductory lesson ease your students into the process by simply following the guidelines on the handouts. Once mastered, students can apply the same steps to larger pieces of literature that you are currently studying. This FIVE-PAGE handout is ready to print-and-use.
The packet includes:
+ A note-taking page that introduces the standard and why it is important
+ A handout that gives students THREE choices on how to study the "traditional" story (youtube, website or discussion)
+ Copy of Modern Song Lyrics and advice for annotation
+ Handout that connects the story and poem
+ Teacher Answer Key for every section