Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson introduces students to Native American origin myths. Students research myths, summarize and illustrate the myth, and perform it for the class. This lesson should take one 90-minute class period or two 50-minute class periods.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Listening & Speaking
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Story Telling
  • Language Arts > Writing
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

American Literature Native American literature

Language:

English

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Update Standards?

LA.2-4.1.1.A.1.a: English Language Arts

books

LA.2-4.1.1.A.1.b: English Language Arts

biographies

LA.2-4.1.1.A.1.c: English Language Arts

age-appropriate reference materials

LA.2-4.1.1.A.1.d: English Language Arts

children's magazines/newspapers

LA.2-4.1.1.A.1.e: English Language Arts

electronic-based texts, such as encyclopedias.

LA.2-4.1.1.B.1: English Language Arts

Locate and use library media resources, with assistance, to acquire information

LA.2-4.1.1.B.2: English Language Arts

Read unfamiliar texts independently to collect and interpret data, facts, and ideas

LA.2-4.1.1.B.3: English Language Arts

Read and understand written directions

LA.2-4.1.1.B.4: English Language Arts

Locate information in a text that is needed to solve a problem

LA.2-4.1.1.B.5: English Language Arts

Identify main ideas and supporting details in informational texts

LA.2-4.1.1.B.6: English Language Arts

Recognize and use organizational features of texts, such as table of contents, indexes, page numbers, and chapter headings/subheadings to locate information

LA.2-4.1.1.B.7: English Language Arts

Relate data and facts from informational texts to prior information and experience

LA.2-4.1.1.B.8: English Language Arts

Compare and contrast information on one topic from two different sources

LA.2-4.1.1.B.9: English Language Arts

Identify a conclusion that summarizes the main idea

LA.2-4.1.1.B.10: English Language Arts

Select books independently to meet informational needs

LA.2-4.1.1.B.11: English Language Arts

Identify and interpret significant facts taken from maps, graphs, charts, and other visuals

LA.2-4.1.1.B.12: English Language Arts

Use graphic organizers to record significant details from informational texts.

LA.2-4.1.1.C.1: English Language Arts

Identify purpose for reading

LA.2-4.1.1.C.2: English Language Arts

Use letter-sound correspondence, knowledge of grammar, and overall context to determine meaning

LA.2-4.1.1.C.3: English Language Arts

Use decoding strategies, such as sounding out words, comparing similar words, breaking words into smaller words, and looking for word parts (root words, prefixes, and suffixes)

LA.2-4.1.1.C.4: English Language Arts

Use self-monitoring strategies, such as rereading and cross-checking

LA.2-4.1.1.C.5: English Language Arts

Apply corrective strategies, using classroom resources such as teachers, peers, and reference tools

LA.2-4.1.1.C.6: English Language Arts

Recognize the difference between phrases and sentences

LA.2-4.1.1.C.7: English Language Arts

Read with attention to sentence structure and punctuation, such as periods, question marks, and commas to assist in comprehension

LA.2-4.1.1.C.8: English Language Arts

Engage in independent silent reading

LA.2-4.1.1.C.9: English Language Arts

Locate the name of the author, illustrator, the title page, table of contents, index, and chapter headings

LA.2-4.1.1.C.10: English Language Arts

Recognize and discriminate among a variety of informational texts

LA.2-4.1.1.C.11: English Language Arts

Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by using context clues, dictionaries, and other classroom resources

LA.2-4.1.1.C.12: English Language Arts

Read aloud at appropriate rate

LA.2-4.1.1.C.13: English Language Arts

Read with increasing fluency and confidence from a variety of texts

LA.2-4.1.1.C.14: English Language Arts

Maintain a personal reading list to reflect reading goals and accomplishments

LA.2-4.1.1.C.15: English Language Arts

Use computer software to support reading.

LA.2-4.1.2.A.1.a: English Language Arts

short reports of several paragraphs to two pages

LA.2-4.1.2.A.1.b: English Language Arts

brief summaries

LA.2-4.1.2.A.1.c: English Language Arts

graphs and charts

LA.2-4.1.2.A.1.d: English Language Arts

concept maps and semantic webs

LA.2-4.1.2.A.1.e: English Language Arts

simple outlines

LA.2-4.1.2.A.1.f: English Language Arts

formal letters

LA.2-4.1.2.A.1.g: English Language Arts

simple directions.

LA.2-4.1.2.B.1: English Language Arts

Use at least two sources of information in writing a report

LA.2-4.1.2.B.2: English Language Arts

Take notes to record data, facts, and ideas, both by following teacher direction and by writing independently

LA.2-4.1.2.B.3: English Language Arts

State a main idea and support it with facts and details

LA.2-4.1.2.B.4: English Language Arts

Use organizational patterns for expository writing, such as compare/contrast, cause/effect, and time/order

LA.2-4.1.2.B.5: English Language Arts

Connect personal experiences and observations to new information from school subject areas

LA.2-4.1.2.B.6: English Language Arts

Use dictionaries and/or computer software to spell words correctly

LA.2-4.1.2.B.7: English Language Arts

Produce clear, well-organized, and well-developed explanations, reports, accounts, and directions that demonstrate understanding of a topic

LA.2-4.1.2.B.8: English Language Arts

Support interpretations and explanations with evidence from text

LA.2-4.1.2.B.9: English Language Arts

Maintain a portfolio that includes informational writing as a method of reviewing work with teachers and parents/caregivers.

LA.2-4.1.2.C.1: English Language Arts

Begin to develop a voice in writing

LA.2-4.1.2.C.2: English Language Arts

Spell frequently used words correctly

LA.2-4.1.2.C.3: English Language Arts

Use basic punctuation correctly, such as commas, periods, exclamation points, and question marks

LA.2-4.1.2.C.4: English Language Arts

Use correct verb tense

LA.2-4.1.2.C.5: English Language Arts

Use varied vocabulary and sentence structure

LA.2-4.1.2.C.6: English Language Arts

Write sentences in logical order and create paragraphs to develop ideas

LA.2-4.1.2.C.7: English Language Arts

Use an organizational format that reflects a beginning, middle, and end

LA.2-4.1.2.C.8: English Language Arts

Develop an idea within a brief text

LA.2-4.1.2.C.9: English Language Arts

Learn and use the "writing process" (prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading)

LA.2-4.1.2.C.10: English Language Arts

Use revision strategies to develop writing, including conferring with teachers and peers, and cut and paste

LA.2-4.1.2.C.11: English Language Arts

Determine the intended audience before writing

LA.2-4.1.2.C.12: English Language Arts

Use legible print and/or cursive writing

LA.2-4.1.2.C.13: English Language Arts

Use word processing.

LA.2-4.1.3.A.1.a: English Language Arts

small and large group discussions

LA.2-4.1.3.A.1.b: English Language Arts

conferences with teachers

LA.2-4.1.3.A.1.c: English Language Arts

school assemblies

LA.2-4.1.3.A.1.d: English Language Arts

student presentations

LA.2-4.1.3.A.1.e: English Language Arts

multimedia presentations

LA.2-4.1.3.A.1.f: English Language Arts

oral readings.

LA.2-4.1.3.B.1.a: English Language Arts

acquire information and/or understand procedures

LA.2-4.1.3.B.1.b: English Language Arts

identify essential details

LA.2-4.1.3.B.1.c: English Language Arts

determine the sequence of steps given

LA.2-4.1.3.B.1.d: English Language Arts

identify main ideas and supporting details

LA.2-4.1.3.B.1.e: English Language Arts

identify a conclusion that summarizes the main idea

LA.2-4.1.3.B.1.f: English Language Arts

interpret information by drawing on prior knowledge and experience

LA.2-4.1.3.B.1.g: English Language Arts

collect information.

LA.2-4.1.3.C.1: English Language Arts

Listen respectfully and responsively

LA.2-4.1.3.C.2: English Language Arts

Attend to a listening activity for an extended period of time

LA.2-4.1.3.C.3: English Language Arts

Avoid interrupting

LA.2-4.1.3.C.4: English Language Arts

Respond appropriately to what is heard.

LA.2-4.1.4.A.1.a: English Language Arts

small group interactions

LA.2-4.1.4.A.1.b: English Language Arts

class discussions and meetings

LA.2-4.1.4.A.1.c: English Language Arts

conferences with teachers

LA.2-4.1.4.A.1.d: English Language Arts

classroom presentations

LA.2-4.1.4.A.1.e: English Language Arts

read-aloud situations.

LA.2-4.1.4.B.1.a: English Language Arts

provide directions

LA.2-4.1.4.B.1.b: English Language Arts

express an opinion

LA.2-4.1.4.B.1.c: English Language Arts

ask questions

LA.2-4.1.4.B.1.d: English Language Arts

summarize

LA.2-4.1.4.B.1.e: English Language Arts

provide a sequence of steps

LA.2-4.1.4.B.1.f: English Language Arts

describe a problem and suggest one or more solutions

LA.2-4.1.4.B.1.g: English Language Arts

state a main idea with supporting examples and details

LA.2-4.1.4.B.1.h: English Language Arts

explain a line of reasoning

LA.2-4.1.4.B.2: English Language Arts

Present a short oral report, using at least two sources of information, such as a person, a book, a magazine article, a television program, or electronic text

LA.2-4.1.4.B.3: English Language Arts

Use complete sentences, age- and content-appropriate vocabulary

LA.2-4.1.4.B.4: English Language Arts

Use logical order in presentations.

LA.2-4.1.4.C.1: English Language Arts

Respond respectfully

LA.2-4.1.4.C.2: English Language Arts

Initiate communication with peers and familiar adults

LA.2-4.1.4.C.3: English Language Arts

Use age-appropriate vocabulary

LA.2-4.1.4.C.4: English Language Arts

Speak in grammatically correct sentences

LA.2-4.1.4.C.5: English Language Arts

Use gestures appropriate to conveying meaning

LA.2-4.1.4.C.6: English Language Arts

Establish eye contact to engage the audience

LA.2-4.1.4.C.7: English Language Arts

Speak loudly enough to be heard by the audience.
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