Lesson Plan : What are acronyms?

Teacher Name:
 Elwira Krupa
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 What sorts of acronyms exist in folk tales and short stories?
Content:
 Human beings in every society have developed their own literature, passing it along orally from one generation to the next. From the earliest times, people invented myths that explained the origins of the world, legends about colorful gods and heroic figures, and fables that instilled moral lessons. In some cases, similar stories have sprung up in cultures in widely different parts of the world e.g. legend of a great flood, Cinderella,
Goals:
 Discuss and define elements of figurative language such as simile, metaphor, personification, imagery, symbolism, and archetype. Select and read four folk tales and identify their use of figurative language. Orally interpret a folk tale by reading it aloud. Analyze and write a report on a folk tale's use of figurative language. Use imagination and demonstrate an understanding of figurative language by writing and reading an original folk tale.
Objectives:
 In this lesson students will examine folk tales and myths from around the world, identify their archetypes and symbols, and define and use figurative language.
Materials:
 Handouts provided by a teacher.
Introduction:
 Ask students how people shared stories and information. Students should suggest that people passed on information by "word of mouth," or oral communication. Ask students whether they have heard or told tales at family gatherings. Elicit from students that in the future they may pass on these stories to their own children. Emphasize that the oral tradition provides a rich and personal way for people to communicate, explore the world, and share feelings and information. Explain that continuing to tell and write folk tales, myths, legends, fables, and songs will help people preserve their communication skills.
Development:
 Briefly discuss the pros and cons of conveying information orally.

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