Reflection: Joy Myth Madness: The Trojan Horse & Achilles' Heel - Section 2: Experience Learning


While reading today with my students, I could see that the boys in particular have truly been enjoying Greek mythology in my classroom!  Now, that's not to say that the girls haven't enjoyed it, because certainly they have, but in general, many of my boys are not always the most engaged in literature.  Each year, I find that I have to work at finding texts that will really grab some of the boys in my class, and I have even looked into texts and blogs specifically about literature for boys.  I try to make sure my library is stocked with lots of non-fiction (ie: bugs, sports, extreme weather, etc.), graphic novels, and magazines!  But, after observing my students, I think I would also strongly recommend Greek mythology!  The boys in my class just seemed to love these tales, particularly those such as the Trojan Horse, where they could hear about a battle and the cunning tricks played to win!  I will keep Greek mythology in my back pocket for those students I need to get interested in reading in Grade 3!

  Reflection: Looking for Literature for Boys? Go with Greek Mythology!
  Joy: Reflection: Looking for Literature for Boys? Go with Greek Mythology!
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Myth Madness: The Trojan Horse & Achilles' Heel

Unit 3: Greek Mythology Unit
Lesson 8 of 14

Objective: SWBAT recount myths and determine the central message of the myth.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will read the Greek myth of The Trojan Horse and complete a story map on the myth. They will also read the short allusion, Achilles’ Heel.

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