In this lesson students will learn the characteristics of, and the differences between, myths and legends. Students will then work together to create their own mythical world by building a world map and brainstorm rules to govern their world. Next, students will write either a narrative myth or a legend that takes place within this world and either incorporates parts of it to teach a moral lesson (legend), or works to explain why something in that world exists (myth).
Using both self and peer editing, students will revise rough drafts and publish a final draft of their myth or legend.
Writing Narrative Myths and Legends
by Jeremy Thompson
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