Myth: Brog and the Rainbow3rd, 4th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: ELA, Literary, Myth
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
CCSS: RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4 & RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4
Skills: Close Reading: Key Details, Vocabulary, Inferencing, Theme/Lesson
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank white paper, lined paper, pencils, crayons/colored pencils/markers
Printable Resources: Required: student copies of the myth, "The Brog and the Rainbow" (1 copy per student); Optional: printable "Exit Slips" as an assessment component (1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 4 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA standards using the myth, “Brog and the Rainbow”. Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques, create a graphic novel, and write a summary.
- Segment 1: students will synthesize a myth to discover key details and find a central message.
- Segment 2: students will analyze a character and their qualities and defend the quality by using text supports.. In addition, students will create a graphic novel to show their understanding of main events and sequential order.
- Segment 3: students will identify and defend the lesson or moral of the myth using text supports and identify words or phrases that help with visualizing the myth.
- Segment 4: students will write a summary describing the main character using details from the myth.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.