The attached worksheets can augment your instruction of sophisticated figures of speech. Herculean effort, Trojan horse, and Achilles' heel are the phrases incorporated in these sheets, which tie directly into the Common Core's requirement for students to become knowledgeable on phrases and figurative language that was derived from Greek mythology.
The sheets provide context reading for the students to make their own inferences regarding of the Greek phrase meaning, antonym identification, real world connections, and present day usage of the phrases.
Four worksheets and an information page for standards and ways to extend the worksheets into entire lessons.It could also be used for review, homework, remediation (when given to older students), or an assessment of the concept.
Duration: With lesson extensions, this topic/file could last four vocabulary periods.
Target grades: fourth, fifth grade (since this concept/standard is new; readability is still challenging enough for grade 5), gifted third graders, remedial sixth grade
The sheets are plain - absent of clip art since they are for upper elementary
Not for resale; not for commercial usage
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