In the classroom/library:
to define the word "myth" and to use literature as an art prompt to
reinforce the connection between the text, the definition of myth, and
ARIZONA STANDARDS: READING:
Concept 6: Comprehension Strategies: Employ strategies to comprehend
PO 1. Predict events and actions, based upon prior knowledge and text
PO2. Compare a prediction about an action or event to what actually
occurred within a text.
PO 3. Ask relevant questions in order to comprehend text.
PO 4. Answer clarifying questions in order to comprehend text.
PO 5. Extract information from graphic organizers (e.g., webs, Venn
diagrams, flow charts) to comprehend text.
PO 6. Connect information and events in text to experience and to related
text and sources.
1AV-F1. Select and use subjects, themes and symbols in works of art
PO 1. Use subjects in a work of art
PO 2. Use themes in a work of art
PO 3. Use symbols in a work of art Possible links to: Language Arts
- subjects and themes; Social Studies - subjects and themes; Technology
- use of electronic encyclopedias, indexes, catalogs as references.
Before reading Moon Song, the students brainstormed about the
definition of "myth". I filled in a web for them on the board to reinforce
ideas connected with the definition.(PO5)
Relevant questions asked: (PO3) What is another word for myth?
What can you expect to find in a myth story? What kind of characters
are found? Is a myth based on a true fact?
After the reading, students created their own artwork. Apparent
in their art work were items PO1-PO3 under ART.