*I begin by reading the novel Medusa Jones by Ross Collins as inspiration for this research activity.
*Students then select a mythological creature from Greek Mythology to research.
*Students may use the internet or the background information provided to research their creature.
*After researching, students will write about their mythological creature describing its origin, magical powers and any other interesting facts about the creature. Great for paragraph writing!
*Students will then sketch and color a picture of their mythological creature.
*This activity aligns with the common core. Students learn to read a text closely looking for textual evidence and recount myths from diverse cultures.