Writing Your Personal Myth

A myth is a made-up story that often explains the existence of a natural phenomenon — such as where thunder comes from or why snow falls from the sky. Myths often include gods and goddesses and other supernatural characters who have the power to make extraordinary things happen.

Click HERE for a guide to writing your own personal myth. Read the myths of other students from all different ages and parts of the world.

YOUR TASK – Write a myth of your own. Be sure to include all of the Elements of a Myth.

How you’ll be assessed (100 point writing grade – 20 points for each category):

Ideas –

  • All elements of a myth are present. Ideas are clear, focussed and enriched with details. Dialogue is used between characters.

Organization –

  • An inviting lead is used. Transitions are used to connect ideas. There is build up to a conflict, a resolution, and a clear conclusion.

Word Choice

  • Vocabulary is powerful and engaging, creating mental imagery. Words and phrases are unique and effective. Lively verbs energize the writing.

Conventions

  • Spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization are correct and used effectively to enhance readability. This piece of writing is ready to be published.

Writing Process

  • All stages of the writing process are clearly documented. Elements of myth worksheet, hand written rough drafts, brainstorming sheets, all typed drafts, peer feedback rubrics, self assessment rubrics, teacher feedback, and of course your final published paper.

Click HERE for another myth, this one about Deadalus and Icarus. Does it have all the same elements of a myth as the Minotaur and Pandora?

Click HERE to go to Story Creator to create your digital myth.

Due Dates

Monday (day 2 students) – published myth and digital myth

Tuesday (day 1 students) – published myth and digital myth

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