This product is designed to help teach and assess the following 4th grade standard:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
This packet contains:
• A student-friendly reference sheet with 10 common mythological allusions, including what the allusion means, a brief blurb on its origin, and a short paragraph-long example
• 10 short original stories that allude to each myth, followed by a short response question for students to demonstrate recognition of the myth and ability to interpret its use in context
Perfect for both teaching mythological allusions and practicing short response answers for test prep.
Mythological Allusions covered:
1. Herculean Task
3. Bearing the weight of the world (Atlas)
4. Face that launched a thousand ships
5. Midas Touch
6. Cut the Gordian Knot
7. Sisyphean Task
8. Pandora's Box
9. Achilles' Heel
10. Trojan horse