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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is a best selling, high interest novel for young adult readers. This fantasy-action novel uses Greek mythology to tell the story of a modern-day twelve-year-old, Percy Jackson. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below.
- English: The Lightning Thief, Greek Mythology
- Social Studies: Ancient Greece, Greek Mythology
- Today I will…read article for comprehension.
- I will re-read with a focus on connection students with Percy Jackson.
- So I can…build a stronger understanding and connection with Percy Jackson
- I know I understand when… cite specific parts of the texts and draw conclusions.
- I will meet mastery level…when I am state and share the connections I have made with evidence from both texts.
- Newsela article: Teens write stories about adjusting to America
- Book: The Lightning Thief
- 3-column chart: labeled Percy, article, inferences made
- 2 day lesson, if classes are 55-60 minutes.
Common Core Standards for English:
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
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