Lesson Plan

The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes

We've all heard not to judge a book or a person by its cover. This topic is poignantly covered in the Vietnamese myth of the Crystal Heart. In this lesson, students will read the myth and write similes in the style of the fisherman's song.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to write similes in the style of the Vietnamese fisherman's song.


(10 minutes)
Crystal Heart
  • Tell students that today they are going to be reading a Vietnamese myth.
  • Explain to them that Vietnam, a country on the Indochina Peninsula, is an Asian country with a rich culture.
  • Show them the country on the map of North and South Vietnam.
  • Inform your students that they are going to discuss a myth, or an invented tale.