Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Legend Brainstorming!!!


As we have read several Native American legends, we have enjoyed creating our own list of the important elements of a good legend.  Most importantly, we now know that the main purpose of a legend is to explain something in the natural world.

Let's brainstorm some ideas for our legends!

What will your legend explain? What are some possible character names that you will use? Think about our character list that we started in class.  Will the Creator/Great Spirit have a role in your legend? What about the number 4?  Be sure to write 4 to 5 good sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation. 

19 comments:

  1. My legend will explain why the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. One name in my legend will be Wooden Boy. deer will be another name in my legend. The Great Spirit will give a family money, rain and crops in my legend. I still have to think about my legend.

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  2. I think that my legend will explain how birds got their wings. Some of the possible character names are: Running Wolf (possible), Holy Man (Sure), Young Wolf (pretty sure), Leon (SURE), White Horse (SURE!!), Grey Horse (SURE!) White Falcon (SURE), Black Horse (likely) and, Captain (SURE!!!!!!). The character roles in the legend: Running Wolf: Father of Young Wolf. He's one of the BEST hunters in the camp. Holy Man: The holy man of the camp. He advises Young Wolf on his journey to make birds. Young Wolf: The main character, Running Wolf's son, he sets out on a journey to make a bird. Leon: A random light eyed settler, he runs into the Native Americans,and becomes friends with them, but he tries to kill a buffalo and the buffalo tosses him off a cliff and he dies. White Horse: Father of Grey Horse and is a okay hunter. Makes fun of Running Wolf when he sets out to make a bird. Grey Horse: Son of White Horse: He's friends with Running Wolf and goes on part of the journey with Running Wolf, but he turns back when Running Wolf tells him to. White Falcon: The bird that Running Wolf creates, but dies when Black Horse uses him as target practice. Black Horse: Running Wolf's ultimate nemesis, he uses White Falcon as target practice and kills White Falcon, but when he kills White Falcon, he is banished from the tribe. Captain: No one knows. The Great Spirit WILL be in this legend. I may use the number four. I WILL reveal who Captain is, but not now. NO SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I think that my story will be about a little girl who is very curious about the changing of the seasons. She wonders how it goes from crisp fall to snowy winter. And she did not have anyone around except her very old grandmother. She did not live very close to where the hunting grounds were. And so she goes on a journey for four years and meets a magical frog. So the main characters are the young girl and the frog. And she does go up to the spirit and ask for something. She also goes on the journey for FOUR years seeing how the seasons change.

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  4. Once long long ago there was a little town in the plains that was very poor and had barely any food. There was a boy and his four brothers that were very hungry and had little money. One day the boy sets off to find The Great Spirit and along the way he finds a tall mountain. He climbed the mountain and prayed for The Great Spirit to come down. Then the sky got dark and rain poured down and shortly after The Great Spirit came down. The boy asked The Great Spirit for animals for the village to hunt. When he got back to the village to tell the villagers the news he was surprised to see many fires and also many buffaloes roaming around near the village. After that happened the villagers were never poor again.

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  5. I think my legend will be about how birds fly.I know they have wings and all,but how dothe wings make them fly just by pushing the air?I think one nativ amiracan will go find a bird and take it up a hill and ask the great spirt why birds fly.

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  6. I think my legend will be about a little girl who was poor and lived in a tee pee. The little girl had no father so one day her mother went out to look for food and the mother said "Do not leave the tee pee". When the mother left the little girl just sat their. Then the little girl spotted something she had not seen before. She went out to see what it was and that little thing was... A TIGER! She ran but the tiger got her and she laid there splat on the ground. When mother came back she saw the little girl on the ground and picked her up and rushed her to the great spirit and the great spirit brought dark clouds. The next morning when the mother woke up the girl was missing. The mother went outside and saw the little girl looking for something. Mother came running and said, "thank goodnes you are alive again!" That is the end of my story. Hope you liked it!

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  7. My legend will be about why there is a rainbow. There was a little girl whose mom died when she was 4 years old. The little girls mom was a painter. Before the mom died she said I will paint colors in the sky. When the girl looks in the sky and sees the rainbow she knows it's her mom saying hi.

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  8. My story is about a little girl who was trying to find her mother so she went to go ask her father if she could go exploring he said yes "but don't go far". But she went all the way to the other to the other end of the village until she found a tall hill and on that hill she found a tall women if you want to find out if it was her mother read my story. Now about my story: My main people= the mother the father and the little girl, there will be four mistakes in my legend, and the great spirit will help the girl find her way home so that's it for today, Bye!!!!

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  9. I think my legend will be about how deer got their quickness.And this is how it will go. There will be a deer who goes to ask the Great Spirit four times for a power. And the Great Spirit gives him speed. And the deer will find out how to use it, and he finds out he can use it to catch food. And that will be most of my story.

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  10. My legend will be about why horses run fast. He will ask the great spirit if the horse can run fast because it was slow at first. Everybody made fun of the horse because it went slow. The horse talks to the boy and says shoot the enemies four times but no more. But then the boy shoots the enemies ten times. Find out what happens next to the horse.

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  11. My legend will be about why a porcupine has quills. At first, all the other animals have defenses against their enemies, but the porcupine has none. And he goes to ask the Great Spirit four times for a defense, each time, the Great Spirit replies"Go away." But on the fourth time the porcupine asked, the Great spirit gave him four quills, tied up with leather string. find out how the porcupine learns how to use this awesome defense.

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  12. My legend will be about a lion that has no tail. One day a big blond lion was playing with its friends. He though he wanted to have a tail like the other animals. So one day the lion went to the spirt and he asked “spirt will you give me a tail like all the other animals” the lion asked. No he said. He tried again. But he still said no but on the fourth time the spirt gave him what he wanted so the lion lived happily ever after.

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  13. My legend will be about a bull with no strength. He is sad, because he can't play rustling with his friends. He runs up the hill and says great spirit how do my get my strength I'm useless. The sky starts to get mad and the bull gets scared nothing happened same old bull. He tries once more nothing. Again nothing. He tries one more time it worked his dream has come true!

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  14. I think my legend will be about a horse that is blind and docent have any owner.A long long time ago there was a village where a boy went walking he saw a horse.He pet the horse.But the horse just said...You better leave before the indians come to fight.He sounded strange.But he just was a little stopped up.The story is to long to tell but i told you half of it..

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  15. I think my legend will be about a dog and a baby boy and he will be taken care of by the dog and the dog is going on a trip and she thinks the trip will be to long for the baby boy. So she asked one of her friends if they could take care of him for 3 weeks. And the baby sitter loved playing with the baby until...

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  16. There was a girl named savannah and she got bullied allot. One day there was a horse. She started talking to it and the hors was talking back.The hours told Savannah how to deal with her problems. So Savannah never got bullied again.

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  17. One day a little girl was with her mom and dad and they where very poor they had nothing. One day her mom and dad got in a big fight. It lasted a long time. so they divorced.They were fighting about who was going to get the baby. they just dasided to just leave the baby there.Then the baby did not now what to do so the baby just started wondering off. One day the baby ran in to a village. There was a mom there and she said where is your mom but the baby did not andser so she just graved her.

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  18. There once was a little girl when she was born her mom died so she lived with her dad one day her dad went to go get water but he fell in the well and died she waited for her dad to come back until she was so hungry she had to find food. she went out to find that there was a giant fox he told her to come with him he named her Timoun which means little orphan and she grew a tail and ears :P but one day she asked if the fox was her real father and he said he had sound her so she went to ask the great spirit he told her to come up into (sky land) and he would tell her so she did and then he thought she was so beautiful he took her as his wife but she wanted to go back to the fox so he said ok but you have to be back in 2 hours she said ok but she staid for many days until a big storm! thats all i got



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