Saturday, February 9, 2008

Myths and Legends

In weeks 5-7 our homwstudy task was to read at least 5 Myths or legends. Once we had read the stories we had to do tasks on the story.

This is the work that I did.
Activity 11-Choose 4 mediums and draw different scenes from the stroy.

Activity 5- Write a song that tells the story.

Maui and the Great Fish

Long ago, when the world was new,
Maui roamed the earth. He had
brothers but they hated him.
One day, they planned a fishing trip
at dawn that Maui wasn’t supposed
to know about but he overheard
his brothers’ discussion and hid
in their boat. When they were out
at sea Maui jumped out and said,
“It is I your brother” His brothers
were shocked. They gave Maui a
fishing line but no bait but Maui
had planned this and pulled
out his Grandmothers jaw bone.
He used it as bait. Maui caught
the biggest fish and he pulled
and pulled and pulled and
pulled up the great fish known
as New Zealand. Now we are
walking on Maui Great Fish.

Venuku and the mist maiden.

Activity 6- Choose one scene from the story and illustate it.

Why zebras have stripes

Activity 7 -Write your own ending to the Myth.

One day Mr. and Mrs. Zebra were going to a party with all there other Jungle friends. Mr. and Mrs. Zebra both wanted to look very special, but in a different kind of way.
Mr. Zebra painted the front part of himself green, like the lizard. You see they were all white back then. Mrs. Zebra painted the back part of herself a tan color, like the lion.
Mr. Zebra didn't like the way that Mrs. Zebra looked. Mrs. Zebra didn't like the way that Mr. Zebra looked. So they talked about it and decided that they liked black, as there color.
Mr. Zebra painted the front part of himself black. Mrs. Zebra painted the back part of herself black. They looked at each other and both had an instantaneous thought, "Stripes!" They said together. They each painted them selves in stripes and went to the party later that night.
Everyone at the party loved there new creation of an outfit!
They got plenty of compliments and were even complimented by the king of the jungle, Mr. Lion. He thought they were very creative.
The party ended late that night, but talk of Mr. and Mrs. Zebra's outfit kept going well into the morning. Soon all the Zebras, in the jungle, were painting them selves in stripes. Soon Zebras all around the world were doing it to.

The real ending

After awhile Mr. and Mrs. Zebra got tired of stripes. But when they tried to wash off there stripes they found that the paint had sunk in well beyond there fur. They couldn't get it off for anything. Soon all the Zebra's started getting tired of stripes. But they couldn't get there's off either!
To this day the Zebras still can¹t get there stripes off. That is why the Zebra has stripes!

My ending

After a while the zebras realized that they had used permanent paint instead of water based as they had thought. They tried to get out the paint but nothing worked. They even tried the most dangerous of home remedies but nothing worked. Even now days Zebras haven’t found a way to take of the paint that is striped across their body.

That is why zebras have stripes.


Activity 8- Write an interview with one of the characters from the story.

I am here with Moraine the unicorn for a exclusive interview!
Hello Moraine!

Moraine- Hello

Me- Why did you disappear from existence?

Moraine- Well Ellen I disappeared from existence because my best friend didn’t want to be my friend anymore

Me- Oh that’s horrible!!

So why did you only have one friend?

Moraine- I only had one friend because people thought that Unicorns were evil and wanted to kill us but Elaine understood me so she was my friend.

Me- How long were you friends with Elaine for?

Moraine- I was fiends with Elaine for around 10 years.

Me- How did you get the name Moraine?

Moraine- My name is Moraine because that is Elaine’s mother.

Me- So, Moraine, how old is Elaine now?

Moraine- Elaine is now 20 years old!

Me- What are some little facts about yourself?

Moraine- Well, I was hated by many, many people and whenever something bad happened to them they blamed it on the Unicorns!!

Me-Wow that is so unfair!

So, why aren’t you friends with Elaine anymore?

Moraine- She always use to visit me every day but for four years I didn’t see her but when I did she said that she was married now and didn’t have time for childish games. It was so upsetting.

Me- How long ago did this all happen?

Moraine- Well Ellen this happened a long, long time ago it happened in the time when many princesses roamed the earth.

Me- So, Where do you live now?

Moraine- I can’t tell you that because nobody knows.

Me- What was the worst part in your life?

Moraine- The worst part of my life was when Elaine said “I don’t have time for childish games” It was so sad and it still hurts now to think about it.

Me- Well thank you Moraine and thank you for coming and joining this exclusive interview with Moraine the Unicorn!

My scores
Detailed reading log completed Y/N
Participation in discussion groups Y/N
Original, creative booklet cover Y/N
Table of contents included Y/N
Overall assesment of activities completed
Evidence of understanding of texts read
1 2 3 4 5 6
Organization and detail
1 2 3 4 5 6
Effort and creativity
1 2 3 4 5 6
Teacher comment
Some creative thinking for your new story ending. Well done. Your origanal artwork using different mediums for pegasus is excellent. I really liked your song, which tune would you sing it to?
Your overall effort is outstanding. Well done.

No comments: