In Greek Mythology Nike is the goddess who personified triumph and victory. Your students’ familiarity with Nike, the athletic shoe company just might motivate them to want to learn about Nike, The Winged Victory masterpiece located in Paris’ Louvre Museum. I think having your students read this one page informational text about the famous sculpture will not only broaden their horizons, but will also enhance students’ vocabularies and
reading comprehension skills. The explicitly taught vocabulary words are: archaeologists, pedestal, renowned, prow, and galley. The ten reading comprehension questions assess the skills of: Determining Main Ideas, Locating Details, Making Inferences, and Drawing Conclusions. Each of the ten multiple choice questions offers four choices. The selection includes a graphic of the famous Nike statue and an answer key. The selection is on a word document that you can easily edit if necessary.