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Myths are high-interest reads! They are full of action, adventure, and incredible abilities! This mythology literacy unit is intended to give your students age-appropriate versions of myths to read and analyze. While it may be appropriate for other grade levels, it was specially designed with 3rd and 4th grade students in mind.

This literacy unit includes:

-8 posters on the Traits of Myths

-3 Greek Mythology texts with two printing options: a 9 page illustrated student booklet or a 1 page (front/back) version of the same text. Each text has a comprehension check/assessment. The texts are "Daedalus and Icarus", "King Midas and the Golden Touch", and "Arachne the Spinner".

-Myth or Not? Activity: Students may evaluate any myth in the text for the traits of this genre.

-Reference charts with bio/summaries for the 12 Olympians (Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Apollo, Ares, Dionysus, Hermes, Hera, Athena, Artemis, Aphrodite, Demeter, and Hestia), 6 Heroes (Perseus, Odysseus, Theseus, Achilles, Heracles, and Helen of Troy), and 6 Mythological Creatures/Monsters (Centaur, Pegasus, Medusa, Minotaur, Hydra, and Satyr) --color and b/w versions included

-A Write Your Own Greek Myth activity

-A Roll a Greek Myth activity (with 4 dice for choosing characters - color and b/w)

-Who's to Blame? Students must explain how the Greeks might explain these natural phenomena: volcanic eruption, storm at sea, flood

-Egyptian mythology: Text for "Isis and Osiris" with comprehension questions

-Native American mythology: Text for "The Sky Woman and the Giant Sea Turtle" with comprehension questions

-Venn diagram for comparing the Egyptian myth with the Native American myth


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