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Activity Overview


Parodies, satires, and modern day adaptation are rich with literary elements. They are valuable assets for teaching students about literature. Through creative writing, students learn to use literary elements in context, committing them to memory.

During a unit on Egypt or Egyptian mythology, you can have students create their own Egyptian god or goddess. They can turn themselves, someone they know, or even a celebrity into a god or goddess. Students will create storyboards depicting their new god or goddess. Some things that must be included are the domain, power, symbol, and weakness.


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create your own Egyptian god or goddess, including a story about them.

Student Instructions

  1. Click “Start Assignment”
  2. Choose a character to represent your new god/goddess.
  3. Depict the character with attributes. Include a name, domain, symbols, powers, and weaknesses.
  4. Create a story that relates to your character in some way. It could be a backstory, birth/origin story, or a tale about their adventures or quests.
  5. Click “Save and Exit” to hand in your assignment.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 4 (Difficult / Complex)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Modern Day Adaptations: Parody and Satire

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/5] Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grades 9–10)
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/6] Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/11-12/3] Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences

Rubric

(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)


Create Your Own Greek God Rubric Template
Create your own Greek god! Write a short story involving this new Greek god, keeping in mind the typical character traits and themes you have read about in Greek mythology.
Advanced Proficient Emerging Needs Improvement
Elements of a Greek God
Student included an appropriate domain, power, symbol, and weakness (or negative trait) for the new god.
Student included three of the following: an appropriate domain, power, symbol, and weakness (or negative trait) for the new god.
Student included two of the following: an appropriate domain, power, symbol, and weakness (or negative trait) for the new god.
Student included only one appropriate domain, power, symbol, or weakness (or negative trait) for the new god.
Creativity
The student demonstrated high levels of creativity. The student clearly made references​ back to the text using humor, wit, or other artistic means.
The student used some creativity throughout their storyboard. The student included subtle originality that showed understanding of Greek mythology.
The student did not use creativity and mainly took traits and events from other Greek gods.
The student used little to no creativity.
English Conventions
There are no errors in spelling, grammar, or mechanics throughout the storyboard. All writing portions reflect careful proofreading.
There are a few errors in spelling, grammar, and mechanics throughout the storyboard. All writing portions show some proofreading.
There are several errors in spelling, grammar, and mechanics throughout the storyboard. Most writing portions do not reflect proofreading.
Errors in spelling, grammar, and mechanics in writing portions of the storyboard seriously interfere with communication.


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