D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths: The Epic Literary Guide

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"As the sun breaks above the crowd,
an old man stands on the hill."

-Flight of Icarus (Iron Maiden)

The tales handed down through Norse mythology are phenomenal works of story writing. Between the book’s covers lie Odin, ruler of the gods, vicious warrior maidens, the hammer-god, Thor, and the clever and cunning trickster, Loki. Within this book is a journey just begging to be taken upon, into a fantastical world, which in the end, wound up being the inspiration for the Lord of the Rings series!

This epic literary guide takes a look at each of the chapters within D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths. Each chapter takes the students through a simplistic learning process:
1. Read the chapter
2. Complete vocabulary activity
3. Complete the two chapter activities
4. Complete chapter quiz
5. Repeat throughout the book's entirety

The learning strategies in which the students will participate varies greatly throughout the literary guide. Some aspects investigated include:
a. grammar
b. paragraph writing
c. reflection
d. literary elements
e. interactive notebook activities
f. visible learning techniques
g. peer communication and evaluation
Note: An answer key is included for the comprehension quizzes and a couple of the more difficult vocabulary activities. The reflection quizzes and chapter activities DO NOT have an answer key.

So, after two months of work, Wake Up Sunshine is proud to bring this literary guide to your doorstep.

Included in the guide →
3 Terms of Use
4 About
5 - 8 Core Standards Met
9 - 13 The Introduction (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
14 - 18 The First Gods and Giants (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
19 - 23 The Creation of the World (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
24 - 28 The Creation of Man (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
29 - 33 Yggdrasil, the World Tree (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
34 - 38 Asgard and the Aesir Gods (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
39 - 43 Odin, the All-father (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
44 - 48 Thor, the Thunder-god (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
49 - 53 Loki, the God of the Jotun Race (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
54 - 58 Sif’s Golden Hair (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
59 - 63 Loki’s Monstrous Brood (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
64 - 68 Balder, the God of Light (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
69 - 73 Heimdall, the Watchman of Asgard (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
74 - 78 Njord, Frey and Freya (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
79 - 83 Bragi, God of Poetry (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
84 - 88 Odin’s Eight-legged Steed (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
89 - 93 The Valkyries and Valhalla (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
94 - 98 The Frigg and the Goddesses (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
99 - 104 Freya’s Wonderful Necklace (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
105 - 110 Idunn’s Apples of Youth (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
111 - 116 Skade, the Ski-goddess (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
117 -121 Frey and Gerd, the Jotun Maiden (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
122 - 126 The Theft of Thor’s Hammer (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
127 - 133 Thor and the Jotun Geirrod (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
134 - 140 Thor and the Jotun Utgardsloki (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
141 - 145 Thor and the Jotun Rungnir (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
146 - 150 Thor and the Jotun Aegir (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
151 - 156 The Death of Balder (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
157 - 162 Loki’s Punishment (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
163 - 167 Ragnarokk, the Destiny of the Gods (Vocabulary, Activities, Quiz)
168 - 172 A New World (Vocabulary, Activities, Formative Assessment)
173 - 203 Answer Key
204 References

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D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths: The Epic Literary Guide