ERIC Number: ED357374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Middle School Pupils Write Legends.
A sixth-grade student teacher developed and implemented a unit on creative writing, and one lesson in the unit on writing legends was particularly successful. A discussion of Davy Crockett and the legends surrounding his life, began the lesson. The student teacher then introduced trade books from the library station for the pupils to read. Discussion of the trade books brought out the distinction between tall tales (about fictitious people) and legends (concerning actual people). Pupils wrote legends based on historical figures they had just studied in a unit on colonization in the new world. Pupils began writing the legend in class and completed it for homework. All learners completed their legends in a reasonable duration of time. Each was eager to share a legend with others by reading the entire legend to classmates, telling salient points about legends, or posting the legends on a bulletin board. The student teacher stated that her pupils tended to like creative writing activities. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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