Black Ships before Troy: Text-Dependent Questions

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This set of Text-Dependent questions can be used to analyze the behavior of certain characters, in this case, Achilles, Helen, Priam, and some of the gods and goddesses in the text Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff.

The text is basically the story of the Iliad retold by Sutcliff for young readers.

This set of questions is meant to be used for pair or group work. It engages the students in critical thinking conversations and debates.

Ss will make reference to the text while answering the questions.

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Teaching Duration
2 days
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