First, in order for Miss Lamb to check your understanding of the creation myth, we will spend the first 10 minutes of class creating an objective summary of the story. Following the guidelines Miss Lamb passes out to you, and working INDEPENDENTLY (this is one of those times you can't talk...), write a summary of the work.
OBJECTIVE: Write a summary of "The World on the Turtle's Back" so Miss Lamb can check our understanding of the myth and our abilities to write a summary.
CCSS: Reading Literature 2. Provide an objective summary of the text.
Next, as a class, we will silently read the first three chapters from the Biblical book of Genesis. We will examine this selection from a literary, not religious perspective, comparing and contrasting it with the creation story "The Wiorld on the Turtle's Back." As a class, we will create a venn diagram displaying these similarities and differences.
OBJECTIVE: Compare and contrast two creation myths and examine any archetypes that develop in preparation for a compare/contrast essay we will be writing this week.
CCSS: Reading Literature 9. Examine how tow or more texts treat similar themes or topics.