First Person - by Kristine Paquette I have the students retell a myth in first person point of view, assuming the identity of a hero like Prometheus or Theseus.
Students choose a favorite story and note the details they wish to include in the game. Where is the story set? After studying research materials on Greek Mythology, the students make these boards to practice the facts they have learned. Some students may want to think of an emotion love, envy, fear or jealousy and write an adventure using that emotion as the theme.
This unit is the highlight of my year and I am always looking for suggestions and resources to add to the text set. Medea reacting to being abandoned by Jason after aiding him in his quest offers the basis for an interesting monologue. Taking a few afternoons to explore different parts of the newspaper through prewriting will help your students discover story ideas and sow the seeds for potential articles.
What does the food taste like there? Each group must present to the class, in essence, teach that particular myth. A dangerous maze built for King Minos.
Your students may want to refine their role-playing by trying many versions, discussing them and taping the best. He tells his students, for instance, "imagine you are the moderator of a panel discussion on the topic these writers are discussing.
If each student begins a story during the first five minutes, all three have the chance to write a beginning, middle and end. For example, Nike for the goddess Nike. Have the students read these sentences, then go on to romance, science fiction, western, mystery, etc.
We end with a culminating Greek festival, serving olives, citrus fruits, grapes, feta cheese, and baklava, for sure, listening to traditional Greek music and displaying their group project work.
Why is a magazine of the arts called Daedalus? Teach This Lesson Overview Ready to get students excited about writing? When their posters are complete, we hang them up in the classroom as visual reminders and as learning tools.
What parts did I rework? For this sin he was condemned to the Underworld, where he stood in fresh water that receded whenever he tried to drink and under a tree filled with ripe fruit always just beyond reach.
Pretty simple, student matches the tally mark apple to the correct tree. They add up the points for each seed that lands on an apple square.Storybook Online Network - A Storytelling Community For Children MOST POPULAR TODAY: A Kid Called Caleb (5) I Want an Elephant (3) My room is a mess (2) Magic trip (1) little red red ridding hood (1) Hermione's true love (1).
STORIES IN PROGRESS. Advertisements - by Cori Nalipinski. I teach a full quarter of Greek/Roman Mythology to 11th and 12th graders.
I started two years ago and have tried to keep my projects interesting to my students and to show them how mythology is. Write Now Newsletter. Get more great resources on teaching and writing delivered to your inbox every month by subscribing to our Write Now Newsletter.
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In addition to a warm and nurturing environment, the adults in children’s lives should also focus on the building blocks of reading and writing. New curriculum materials on ultimedescente.com; Create Lesson Plans from Movies and Film Clips.Download