Reflection: Student Ownership "Daedalus and Icarus" Plot Line - Section 2: Design Interpretive Plot Line


This is one activity that even the struggling readers are successful at demonstrating their comprehension the myth.  Often their illustrations are more detailed interpretations than I would expect.  Sometimes it takes students awhile to get started, but once they have a plan, it moves along.

I do not allow students to cut out illustrations.  However, I remind them that I am not an artist; I am grading on the effort given and the overall retelling of the story.  Someone always asks about stick figures;  I do allow them but I tell them to put clothes on them because I know they draw adorable stick figures.


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"Daedalus and Icarus" Plot Line

Unit 1: Folklore
Lesson 1 of 15

Objective: STWBAT create a plot line representing the myth, “Daedalus and Icarus” focusing upon the plot development and theme.

Big Idea: Retell a myth with illustrations.

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English / Language Arts, theme, mythology
  60 minutes
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