Reflection: Lesson Planning Nature in Balance: Analyzing Natural Themes in "The World on Turtle's Back" - Section 3: Independent Reading: "The World on Turtle's Back", A Look at a Creation Myth


There are very few things as difficult as being sick the second day of school, even with the 102-degree fever I was running. Coupled with our substitute system was not completely up and and running, feedback from the sub indicated that my students did a wonderful job reading the story and responding to the questions I asked them to do. 

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Nature in Balance: Analyzing Natural Themes in "The World on Turtle's Back"

Unit 1: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT identify strong and throughout evidence from the creation story, "The World on Turtle's Back" in order to demonstrate understanding the elements of a creation myth, through independent reading and textual comparison.

Big Idea: How was the world created: with a bang, with a word, with a splash? Through Iroquois' creation story, students identify the elements of a creation myth and the role of balance in the natural world.

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