Reflection: Essay Writing Reviewing Creation Myths and Trickster Tales: A Class Review - Section 4: Introducing Your Creation Myth: Formal Directions


Preparation for this essay provided an opportunity to scaffold student understanding, building on what they already know, and providing an opportunity to respond to the many questions students had about the format of the paper. Knowing that there would be format questions was the primary reason I provided the style guide sheet to students, and having it prepared provided an opportunity to address the questions students had as we reviewed the prompt, especially questions about page count and formal writing. I did note that given this being a narrative, the restrictions on speaker voice (e.g. "no 1st or 2nd person" and "no contractions") would be relaxed, but students should attempt top keep the voice as formal as possible. 

  Reflective Writing: Students Crafting Creation Stories
  Essay Writing: Reflective Writing: Students Crafting Creation Stories
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Reviewing Creation Myths and Trickster Tales: A Class Review

Unit 1: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT cite strong and thorough textual evidence and clarify word meanings through participation in class review in order demonstrate understanding of the key elements in Native American creation myths.

Big Idea: What mythical origins might the local lake, river, or tourist attraction have? After review of the myths they have read, students begin to plan for writing their own creation myth.

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