Lesson: 3: Cause-and-Effect Relationships (Myths)
Students will be able to identify cause-and-effect relationships in myths.
(I) will briefly discuss the myth genre and how these stories were created to explain a part of nature. There is usually a magical or mythical cause for a natural occurrence, such as rain or thunder. I will begin reading the first five pages of Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale retold by Verna Aardema and model identifying cause-and-effect relationships. (Example Chart is provided.)
(We) will continue reading Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears and identifying cause-and-effect relationships. (Example Chart is provided.) We will discuss why mosquitoes buzz in people’s ears and how myths always are about a major cause-and effect-relationship, usually about nature.
(You) will read, “Why the Cat Purrs,” and explain the cause-and-effect relationship in the myth. You will write a short paragraph explaining why cats purr. (Independent Practice passage and worksheet are provided.)
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