Reflection: Learning Communities Greek Mythology - Finding Examples of Mythological Terminology within Text - Section 3: Mythological Term Hunt


RL4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

This CCSS specifically mentions being able to determine the meaning of words and phrases that allude to characters found in mythology "as they are used in text."  It is difficult if not impossible to teach this well without great texts for the students to read.  

I searched for a great text or even several different texts which used words or phrases that referenced characters from Greek mythology.  My search only turned up a few news articles with topics of no interest to 4th graders.

I was disappointed that I could not find some good texts that used good allusions to mythology. If you know of any or come across any, please let me know and I will add it here as a resource. I love to share ideas.


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Greek Mythology - Finding Examples of Mythological Terminology within Text

Unit 7: Greek Mythology Madness!
Lesson 5 of 8

Objective: SWBAT identify and define mythological terms found within a modern text.

Big Idea: In this unit we have read and learned about Greek myths. In this lesson we will be reading short articles that contain terminology that references Greek mythology.

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