The Lightning Thief: Challenges

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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. 

Curriculum Connections

  • English: The Lightning Thief, Greek Mythology 
  • Social Studies: Ancient Greece, Greek Mythology 

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

  • 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.

Materials Needed

Time Needed

  • 2 day lesson, if classes are 55-60 minutes.

Learning Standard

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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