Chiron tells us that cell phones attract monsters, but the characters on the quest are really struggling, and are willing to take the risk! Students compose text messages (140 characters or less) to explain to Chiron what has happened to them so far (summarize) and ask him for some help! This can be completed at any time during the quest. Students come up with really creative responses, love the iPhone theme, PLUS, it creates a fun bulletin board and focal point in the classroom. Enjoy! Please check out my additional Lightning Thief and other ELA and literature products and materials, as well. Happy teaching!