Teaching Myths to 3rd Grade.

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  1. xkaittloveex

    xkaittloveex New Member

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    Hello - this is my very first post on AtoZ Teacher but I am very excited about it!

    I am currently in a 3rd grade class and am very comfortable with the kids and my cooperating teacher. I was placed in this room in September and fell in love with the class. When my field experience ended in December I continued to visit, about once a week now, between my other college courses and personal life. I admire the cooperating teacher and she has taught me so much...she is the type of teacher I aspire to be! The kids are like my own and I am so grateful to be in there with them. Normally I do small groups or one-on-one work, but I have co-taught once back in October for a few hours. My cooperating teacher has asked me to teach another less in two weeks and this time I will be on my own! Since I am much more comfortable with the class and norms and rules I am so excited and really ready to do this.

    She suggested a lesson on myths. I was planning a read aloud (maybe King Midas and the Golden Touch?) but I need some type of activity or lesson afterward. My cooperating teacher mentioned having them make their own myths. I am just looking for any suggestions or ideas and it is all VERY appreciated! I really want to impress my cooperating teacher and make it fun for my students.

    Thank you so much in advance!
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Writing prompt?

    What would you do with a golden touch?
     
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    Oooh I like the idea of a writing prompt. I think it would give them the chance to be creative.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Myths are now part of grade 3 common core...check the standards.:) maybe you could do a mini unit.
     
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    I would read them a couple of myths and brainstorm what the stories have in common. Once you have a list of criteria, write a myth as a whole class. Then have students write them on their own.
     
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    No advice. I just keep seeing this thread as "Myths to Teaching 3rd Grade." :lol:
     
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    :lol::yeahthat::lol:
     
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    This is one of those times I wish we had a like button!

    If you're just doing an intro to myths, how about baseball trading cards for characters in the story?
     
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    :love:
     

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