We are starting Mythology this week. Students will be reading "Arachne." We will focus on citing textual evidence, how culture shapes identity, elements of a story, characteristics of folklore, and characteristics of myths.
The Story "Arachne"
Students have an interactive notebook for my class. So far we have the first 10 pages completed. Please look in their notebook and see if they have these completed and stapled in. (tape is an option as well) We spend a few minutes everyday organizing their spiral notebook. There should be a table of contents in the front of every one's notebook.
Page 1: Folklore Identification Sheet
Page 2: Reading Survey
Page 3: Summer Essay
Page 4: Group Work on Folktales
Page 5: He Lion Questions
Page 6: Show me the Evidence
Page 7: Cite the Evidence
Page 8: He Lion Test
Page 9: Cornell Notes
Page 10: Graphic Organizer for Myths and Cause and Effect
Book Challenge Section in their Binder:
Students also have a 30 Book Challenge this year. They should be reading every night at home. They must also keep up with a reading log. So far students should have completed a Folklore, Fantasy and Free choice. They may be working on one of these. Please check that they are completing this.
Write a letter to the teacher stating that you have looked at your child's notebook, read the website and reviewed the Book Challenge and novels or books read so far.