Five motivating expository nonfiction readings about ancient Greece for World History, to accompany The Lightning Thief, or for a reading skills class. Includes a variety of comprehension questions. The topics are the Oracle of Delphi, the three main gods (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades--including the Underworld), plus an art history reading on the Charioteer of Delphi statue (from the temple) to supplement the Oracle reading. Aligned with CCSS for both Informational Reading 4-8 and History/Social Studies 6-8. See the thumbnails and Preview for a full page sample of the reading level and visually-appealing format.
Great for centers, early finishers, groups, homework, extra credit, textbook supplements, history or ELA for a cross-curricular unit, a menu of choices, a reading/study skills class, a springboard for a research report, and more.
39-page packet includes:
--5 readings, two pages each with illustrations.
--separate comprehension activities for each reading
--answer keys for all questions, including teacher notes
--4 decorated, lined sheets for writing responses for this packet or any writing on ancient Greece
--visually appealing clip art, black and white for easy photocopying, appropriate for intermediate or middle grades
--a list of Common Core Standards
--teacher bonus: how the oracle and the gods are featured in The Lightning Thief
Questions include context clues, primary vs secondary sources, inference, main ideas/details, cause/effect, interpreting visuals, author's purpose, sequence, fact/opinion, compare/contrast chart of the three gods, map, and more. Responses are multiple choice, short answer, and creative writing. Explanations are included for many skills.
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Pairs perfectly with Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief. Super cross-curricular activity for social studies and language arts!
See a similar packet of readings on Ancient Egypt:
4 Info Text Readings/Questions on Ancient Egypt
And on the Middle Ages:
Middle Ages Close Reading Passages
You might also be interested in this useful packet of tools for expository reading:
Reading Comprehension Strategies and Student Self-Assessment
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