Engage students in world cultures and history and encourage them to think analytically by comparing and contrasting modern culture with these legends. Polette presents 65+ Greek, Roman, and Norse myths that inspire students to become avid consumers of this unique form of literature. Common Core anchor standards for Writing and Reading/language arts objectives are indicated.
Myths are told through the “I Have…Who Has?” strategy. Activities ask students to:
- Apply productive and critical thinking skills to the literature
- Become producers of their own unique form of writing
Lessons use a variety of instructional strategies and include:
- Sentence starters that set the stage for the specific myth
- Summaries of the myth
Activities that call for creativity and higher-level thinking in poetry, summaries, acronyms, similes, rewriting, SCAMPER, character development, story structure, proverbs, acrostics, and more.