Greek Mythology Athena and Poseidon  Close Reading Packet

Greek Mythology Athena and Poseidon Close Reading Packet

Text Dependent Questions, Writing Prompts, Character Analysis, Vocabulary Matching Worksheets and more! We have developed this week-long lesson on “Athena and Poseidon”. This complete lesson bundle contains everything needed to teach and assess the myth of Athena and Poseidon. It is Common Core aligned and created to facilitate “Depth of Knowledge” (DOK) for your students. The myth is originally written and is aligned to be used as a CLOSE Reading activity (not familiar with CLOSE reading? It’s okay, we have instructions and anchor charts to help you incorporate it into your teaching). You can use this unit in its entirety, or “pick and choose” the components to meet the needs of your students. This unit contains the following elements: • Athena and Poseidon Myth Reading Passage (originally written for upper elementary and middle school students; it is written with wide margins to facilitate annotation for CLOSE reading) • Allusion Poster for Athena and Poseidon • Character Analysis Activity • CLOSE Reading Anchor Chart (poster to hang to show the symbols used to annotate in close reading) • CLOSE Reading PowerPoint (Instructions on how to do teach CLOSE Reading if you are unfamiliar) • CLOSE Reading Annotation Bookmarks • CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet for students work on the skill of context clues, vocabulary development, comprehension attainment, or assessment • Writing Prompts, including Essential Questions (also can be used for assessment) • Tree Map Graphic Organizer (a Language Arts/ Grammar component to work on parts of speech) • Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast • Vocabulary Words and Definitions Matching Activity If you like this product, please check back soon as we will be posting new products in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly help you. You can send us a “Question” through our store or email us at theteacherteam@gmail.com The Teacher Team
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Greek Mythology King Midas Packet

Greek Mythology King Midas Packet

Text Dependent Questions, Writing Prompts, Character Analysis, Vocabulary Matching Worksheets and more! We have developed this week-long lesson on King Midas and the Golden Touch. This complete lesson bundle contains everything needed to teach and assess the myth of King Midas. It is Common Core aligned and created to facilitate “Depth of Knowledge” (DOK) for your students. The myth is originally written and is aligned to be used as a CLOSE Reading activity (not familiar with CLOSE reading? It’s okay, we have instructions and anchor charts to help you incorporate it into your teaching). You can use this unit in its entirety, or “pick and choose” the components to meet the needs of your students. This unit contains the following elements: • King Midas and the Golden Touch Myth Reading Passage (originally written for upper elementary and middle school students; it is written with wide margins to facilitate annotation for CLOSE reading) • Allusion Poster for King Midas • Character Analysis Activity • CLOSE Reading Anchor Chart (poster to hang to show the symbols used to annotate in close reading) • CLOSE Reading PowerPoint (Instructions on how to do teach CLOSE Reading if you are unfamiliar) • CLOSE Reading Annotation Bookmarks • CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet for students work on the skill of context clues, vocabulary development, comprehension attainment, or assessment • Writing Prompts, including Essential Questions (also can be used for assessment) • Tree Map Graphic Organizer (a Language Arts/ Grammar component to work on parts of speech) • Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast • Vocabulary Words and Definitions Matching Activity If you like this product, please check back soon as we will be posting new products in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly help you. You can send us a “Question” through our store or email us at theteacherteam@gmail.com The Teacher Team
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Odysseus and the Cyclops Assembly or Class Play

Odysseus and the Cyclops Assembly or Class Play

Ancient Greek Myths Odysseus and the Cyclops Assembly or Class Play Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down Duration - around 10 to 15 minutes reading time (around 20 with addition of music) One of several Ancient Greek scripts written by Sue Russell. A set of 5 Ancient Greek Myths is also available in Guided Reading format, each with 6 speakers, and its own quiz. Sample Text: Poseidon: Oh I’m sure it is! So you stopped off at my son’s island for a bit of a holiday? (To audience) I’ve heard the Greek islands are a favourite holiday destination. Island hopping, I believe you call it? Odysseus: Well, that was hardly our intention. We wanted to get home. Ancient Greek 6: But stopping off for a bit of a rest did make sense. Ancient Greek 7: Though it didn’t turn out to be quite the holiday we expected! Ancient Greek 8: Stuck in the back of that cave (Enter Polyphemus, finding his way to the group, with the aid of a white stick) Polyphemus: (Bellowing loudly) My home! Ancient Greek 9: Hardly the best that Airbnb have to offer! Polyphemus: (Bellowing angrily) Pardon? There’s nothing wrong with my cave I’ll have you know! Ancient Greek 10: Nothing at all – until you get your head bashed against one of the walls! I was the first to suffer at your hands Ancient Greek 11: And I the second! Ancient Greek 1: And I the third! Ancient Greek 2: And I the fourth Ancient Greek 3: And I the fifth Ancient Greek 4: And I the sixth! Poseidon: (Tutting) Son! Really! That was rather greedy, even by your standards! Polyphemus: (Muttering sulkily) But I didn’t eat them all in one go! Odysseus: (Sarcastically) Oh that was very good of you! Polyphemus: Well, thank you! Poseidon: No, I think he’s being sarcastic, son! The lowest form of wit. But something tells me, not quite low enough for you! Odysseus: (To Polyphemus) So come on! What have you got to say in your defence? Surely you don’t want your old man thinking you have the table manners of a monster? Polyphemus: (Spluttering) Well, I er, Ancient Greek 5: You just fancied a change from lamb stew, right? Polyphemus: (Beaming) Oh that’s right! Indeed I did! Ancient Greek 6: I expect lamb gets pretty boring night after night? Polyphemus: Oh you’re right! Ancient Greek 7: So we made a pleasant change to your diet? Polyphemus: (Slapping his large belly, fondly) Well, I’d hardly call it a diet!
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Greek Mythology Bundle

Greek Mythology Bundle

Greek Mythology Bundle This bundle combines 5 products into 1 for a great value! Text Dependent Questions, Writing Prompts, Character Analysis, Vocabulary Matching Worksheets and more! This complete lesson bundle contains everything needed to teach and assess the following Greek myths: • King Midas and the Golden Touch • Pandora's Box • Persephone and Demeter • The Story of Arachne • Athena and Poseidon Each myth is Common Core aligned and created to facilitate “Depth of Knowledge” (DOK) for your students. Each myth is originally written and is aligned to be used as a CLOSE Reading activity (not familiar with CLOSE reading? It’s okay, we have instructions and anchor charts to help you incorporate it into your teaching). You can use each unit in its entirety, or “pick and choose” the components to meet the needs of your students. Each unit contains the following elements: • A Reading Passage (originally written for upper elementary and middle school students; it is written with wide margins to facilitate annotation for CLOSE reading) • Allusion Poster • Character Analysis Activity • CLOSE Reading Anchor Chart (poster to hang to show the symbols used to annotate in close reading) • CLOSE Reading PowerPoint (Instructions on how to do teach CLOSE Reading if you are unfamiliar) • CLOSE Reading Annotation Bookmarks • CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet for students work on the skill of context clues, vocabulary development, comprehension attainment, or assessment • Writing Prompts, including Essential Questions (also can be used for assessment) • Tree Map Graphic Organizer (a Language Arts/ Grammar component to work on parts of speech) • Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast • Vocabulary Words and Definitions Matching Activity Each product in this bundle can be purchased separately but purchased together are a great value. If you like this product, please check back soon as we will be posting new products in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly help you. Thank you! The Teacher Team Copyright 2016 The Teacher Team All Rights Reserved by Author Permission to copy for single classroom use only Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.
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Greek Mythology The Story of Arachne Packet

Greek Mythology The Story of Arachne Packet

Text Dependent Questions, Writing Prompts, Character Analysis, Vocabulary Matching Worksheets and more! We have developed this week-long lesson on “The Story of Arachne”. This complete lesson bundle contains everything needed to teach and assess the myth The Story of Arachne. It is Common Core aligned and created to facilitate “Depth of Knowledge” (DOK) for your students. The myth is originally written and is aligned to be used as a CLOSE Reading activity (not familiar with CLOSE reading? It’s okay, we have instructions and anchor charts to help you incorporate it into your teaching). You can use this unit in its entirety, or “pick and choose” the components to meet the needs of your students. This unit contains the following elements: • The Story of Arachne Myth Reading Passage (originally written for upper elementary and middle school students; it is written with wide margins to facilitate annotation for CLOSE reading) • Allusion Poster for Persephone and Demeter • Character Analysis Activity • CLOSE Reading Anchor Chart (poster to hang to show the symbols used to annotate in close reading) • CLOSE Reading PowerPoint (Instructions on how to do teach CLOSE Reading if you are unfamiliar) • CLOSE Reading Annotation Bookmarks • CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet for students work on the skill of context clues, vocabulary development, comprehension attainment, or assessment • Writing Prompts, including Essential Questions (also can be used for assessment) • Tree Map Graphic Organizer (a Language Arts/ Grammar component to work on parts of speech) • Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast • Vocabulary Words and Definitions Matching Activity If you like this product, please check back soon as we will be posting new products in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly help you. You can send us a “Question” through our store or email us at theteacherteam@gmail.com The Teacher Team
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The Gorgon's Head Assembly or Class Play

The Gorgon's Head Assembly or Class Play

Ancient Greek Myths The Gorgon's Head Assembly or Class Play Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down Duration: around 10 - 15 minutes not including music What was Poseidon thinking - taking on all these women? He might succeed at putting the youth Perseus in his place but a group of 'wronged women'? Never! This is one of a large collection of Ancient Greek scripts written by Sue Russell – guided reading scripts also available. Sample Text: Medusa: Just like I said! Gods! Men! The bane of our lives! Poseidon: (Clutching his forehead, muttering) I think I have a headache coming on. (Pauses)You know something? I suddenly feel just a little outnumbered! Would you ladies mind just giving me a short break? (Exit Athene, Medusa and Danae, shrugging their shoulders) Poseidon: Phew! Peace at last! Oh, don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against ‘the weaker sex’ (Athene comes storming back) Music 3 War – Edwin Starr – Brief excerpt Athene: What was that you just said? Weaker, eh? I’ll show you weaker! (Athene strides up and down, wielding her sword) Poseidon: (Holding hand up) OK. I apologize. Athene: Goddess of wisdom and war! (To Poseidon) You’d do well to remember that! Poseidon: (Aside) As if I could forget! (To Athene) Now, what was I saying about having a little peace? Athene: Huh! Give me war any day! (Exit Athene) Poseidon: (Clutching head) Women! I knew I should never have agreed to this! (Enter Perseus, giving Poseidon a ‘high five) Perseus: What’s up, bro? Poseidon: (Indignantly) Bro? I’ll give you bro! Perseus: OK so I guess it’s Uncle, really – seeing as Zeus was my dad, and your brother! Poseidon: Correct! So, no more bro, right? Perseus: Fair enough! So, what’s the plan, dude? Poseidon: (Exploding) Dude? That’s even worse than bro! What is it with you youngsters? Can’t you talk normally? Perseus: (Sighing) OK I’ll try! I’m just not used to hanging out with oldies like you! Poseidon: (Exploding) Now look here, young Perseus! If you and me are going to get along, you need to show a little respect! (Enter Danae) Danae: Perseus! Where are those manners I taught you? Poseidon: I think he might have lost them during his travels! Danae: Well, let’s help him find them again! Poseidon is only trying to Poseidon: (Looking at his watch) Get this story told? Well, that’s proving a bit of a challenge! (To Danae) No offence, madam, but you women don’t half talk a lot! (Enter Polydectes, accompanied by ‘several’ women, all chatting and laughing) Polydectes: (Groaning) Tell me about it! You want to try keeping them quiet in court! Once they get going there’s no stopping them!
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Greek Mythology Pandora's Box Close Reading Packet

Greek Mythology Pandora's Box Close Reading Packet

Text Dependent Questions, Writing Prompts, Character Analysis, Vocabulary Matching Worksheets and more! We have developed this week-long lesson on Pandora’s Box. This complete lesson bundle contains everything needed to teach and assess the myth of Pandora. It is Common Core aligned and created to facilitate “Depth of Knowledge” (DOK) for your students. The myth is originally written and is aligned to be used as a CLOSE Reading activity (not familiar with CLOSE reading? It’s okay, we have instructions and anchor charts to help you incorporate it into your teaching). You can use this unit in its entirety, or “pick and choose” the components to meet the needs of your students. This unit contains the following elements: • Pandora’s Box Myth Reading Passage (originally written for upper elementary and middle school students; it is written with wide margins to facilitate annotation for CLOSE reading) • Allusion Poster for Pandora’s Box • Character Analysis Activity • CLOSE Reading Anchor Chart (poster to hang to show the symbols used to annotate in close reading) • CLOSE Reading PowerPoint (Instructions on how to do teach CLOSE Reading if you are unfamiliar) • CLOSE Reading Annotation Bookmarks • CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet for students work on the skill of context clues, vocabulary development, comprehension attainment, or assessment • Writing Prompts, including Essential Questions (also can be used for assessment) • Tree Map Graphic Organizer (a Language Arts/ Grammar component to work on parts of speech) • Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast • Vocabulary Words and Definitions Matching Activity If you like this product, please check back soon as we will be posting new products in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly help you. You can send us a “Question” through our store or email us at theteacherteam@gmail.com The Teacher Team
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Greek Mythology Persephone and Demeter Packet

Greek Mythology Persephone and Demeter Packet

Text Dependent Questions, Writing Prompts, Character Analysis, Vocabulary Matching Worksheets and more! We have developed this week-long lesson on “Persephone and Demeter”. This complete lesson bundle contains everything needed to teach and assess the myth of Persephone and Demeter. It is Common Core aligned and created to facilitate “Depth of Knowledge” (DOK) for your students. The myth is originally written and is aligned to be used as a CLOSE Reading activity (not familiar with CLOSE reading? It’s okay, we have instructions and anchor charts to help you incorporate it into your teaching). You can use this unit in its entirety, or “pick and choose” the components to meet the needs of your students. This unit contains the following elements: • Persephone and Demeter Myth Reading Passage (originally written for upper elementary and middle school students; it is written with wide margins to facilitate annotation for CLOSE reading) • Allusion Poster for Persephone and Demeter ��� Character Analysis Activity • CLOSE Reading Anchor Chart (poster to hang to show the symbols used to annotate in close reading) • CLOSE Reading PowerPoint (Instructions on how to do teach CLOSE Reading if you are unfamiliar) • CLOSE Reading Annotation Bookmarks • CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet for students work on the skill of context clues, vocabulary development, comprehension attainment, or assessment • Writing Prompts, including Essential Questions (also can be used for assessment) • Tree Map Graphic Organizer (a Language Arts/ Grammar component to work on parts of speech) • Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast • Vocabulary Words and Definitions Matching Activity If you like this product, please check back soon as we will be posting new products in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly help you. You can send us a “Question” through our store or email us at theteacherteam@gmail.com The Teacher Team
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Ancient Greece WebQuest: The City of Athens

Ancient Greece WebQuest: The City of Athens

Athens is one of the great cities of the world. It is the birth place of democracy and the heart of the Ancient Greek civilization. As your students learn about Ancient Athens they uncover facts while learning to read for information and using research skills. Answer Key included Looking for more resources about Ancient Greece? The Greek Gods and Heroes Scavenger Hunt- Read The Room Ancient Greece WebQuest: The City of Athens Greek Mythology Bundle Greek Myth Bingo -Fun Review of Greek Gods and Mythology Worksheet Ancient Greece Latitude Longitude Questions & Map
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Fact vs Myth Lesson - Theseus & the Minotaur (Yrs 4-6)

Fact vs Myth Lesson - Theseus & the Minotaur (Yrs 4-6)

This lesson can be used with years 4-6, either as part of an Ancient Greek unit, a unit on myths and legends or as a lesson on historical interpretation skills. It teaches students how we learn about what happened in the past and that myths can have a basis in fact by connecting the true story and findings from the Palace of Knossos and the myth of Theseus & the Minotaur. History should be about interpretations and this lesson has students making interpretations as historical detectives to add engagement. An online prezi is included to project to students on the whiteboard as well as an answer key and teacher guide. Everything you need for this lesson is included.
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