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Unit Overview

In our first unit this year, the class will be focusing on myths, folktales, and short stories.  It is through these vehicles that students will be learning about the basic elements in a story. Specifically, we will be looking at the setting, characters, and plots of different genres of literature. Myths, short stories, and folktales are a perfect vehicle to learn these elements because of their manageable text length and simplified story lines.  These text characteristics allow for a concentrated focus on these basic story elements and their importance in creating a story.  Students will then apply their knowledge of these basic story elements in the creation of their own narrative.