Greek Mythology Allusions

Grade Levels
4th - 5th
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120 pages
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  1. Greek Mythology Unit Literacy Based Mega Bundle (4th-6th). This unit has the following literacy skills in the bundle: - Inferring Character Traits - Plot Development - Determining Theme - AllusionsThe stories and Greek mythology characters have been made age appropriate while not too childish so
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Greek Mythology Allusion Stories, Posters and Lesson Plans. Unit includes:

- 11 Greek Mythology Allusion Posters

- 12 Greek Mythology Stories

- 4 Detailed Lesson Plans for identifying allusions

UPDATED: 8-18-15

Note: If you have purchased our other Greek Mythology MEGA Bundle, DO NOT purchase this unit. This allusion unit along with character traits, plot development and theme are all included in the mega bundle for $7.00 more. ★Mythology MEGA Bundle★

Purpose of Unit

This Greek Mythology Allusions unit was created to align with the CCSS ELA 4.4 which relates to allusions from Greek Mythology but can be used for 5th and 6th graders too. This standard is difficult to find resources for and this unit provides what you will need to teach this skill while engaging students.

Please Note: The 12 Greek Mythology stories and Greek Mythology Allusion Posters that are sold separately in our store are included in this unit.

4 Detailed Allusion lessons include:

- Learning Goal Scales (Marzano)

- Enduring Understandings

- Essential Questions

- Skills/Learning Goals

- Formative Assessments

- Motivational Hooks/Anticipatory Set with engaging YouTube links.

- Art Integration

Print outs include:

- 12 Greek Mythology Stories

     • Pandora’s Box

     • King Midas

     • Cyclops

     • Medusa

     • Achilles’ Heel

     • Trojan Horse

     • Narcissus and Echo

     • Psyche and Eros

     • Atlas

     • The Labyrinth

     • Herculean Strength

     • Arachne the Spinner

- 11 classroom allusion posters

- Annotation codes for close reading

- Student allusion list

- Anchor Charts

- Foldable

- Strategic acronym graphic organizer to analyze allusion.

- Movie Review task that assess allusion

- Billboard Advertisement task that assess allusion

- 3 different rubrics for tasks

- Samples of each lesson

- Summative assessment

- Learning Goal Scale Posters (Marzano)

- Student tracking sheet of learning goals (Marzano)

We hope you enjoy this unit! Thanks!

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Total Pages
120 pages
Answer Key
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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