For the novel Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Book 1), this document can supply homework, facilitate guided reading groups, or stimulate reading analysis for each chapter. The document has 22 assignments - one for each chapter of the book - and each assignment includes 7-8 questions aligned to CCSS ELA skills. If you're looking for a comprehensive unit and suite of materials for Percy Jackson including this resource, check out Percy Jackson Lightning Thief Unit: 30 days of Instructional Materials
This resource is also technology friendly! It can be utilized in classrooms where computers or tablets are central to instruction because the resource has been adapted for such rooms. The resource includes links for students to complete the assignments in either Google Drive or Google Classroom. With these links, you can have students complete their work online. All they will have to do is create a text box! There are links for every student work page (not assessments), making the format friendly not only for technology but also trees. The resources include:
In both this product and the unit mentioned above, Common Core standards covered include:
• Identifying main idea and support using details from the text
• Identifying and analyzing parts of plot – how elements of a story interact
• Identify conflict and types of conflict
• Analyze how conflict affects characters and creates suspense
• Analyze character and make inferences about character motivation
• Identify and analyze symbols for their deeper meaning
• Summarize Ancient Greek myths and how they are presented in the novel
• Identify themes of the text and explain the lesson learned
• Analyze the effectiveness of flashbacks and foreshadowing
Visualization Section: Each assignment also sees students identifying an example of figurative language and drawing a visualization of their example. This is a great way to have students use their imagination but also get them to “see” what the author is trying to convey. In its digital format, students will not draw anything, but they will still be asked to identify and analyze examples of figurative language.
Mini-Quizzes: The mini-quizzes are a way to test students’ comprehension of the text. This space can be used for the single question quizzes provided in the resource or for the three question comprehension quizzes. There are multiple potential uses that could fit the needs of your classroom. (NOTE: The digital version is not formatted to allow for students to complete the quizzes online. However, as you have access to all the questions, you can still use the content and determine the best method to deliver it).
Answer Key: The key provides potential answers for every question asked in every chapter. This includes comprehension quiz questions and analytic questions. Of course, not all analytic questions have just one answer! Part of the strength of the analysis question is the room they leave for students to demonstrate their unique thinking. Therefore, use the answers at your discretion but know they provide a solid foundation for the type of performance that make for quality work.
The entire resource and its inclusive set of questions allows for multiple potential uses based on your determination about when and where it would be most helpful, either in-class or for homework. All aspects of the assignments, though, are aligned to the Common Core State Standards in order for students to have ample opportunities to practice and demonstrate their knowledge across numerous, essential literary skills.
Interested in more Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief resources? Check out these resources below! Please note all the resources listed are included in the comprehensive unit found here: Percy Jackson Lightning Thief Unit: 30 Days of Instructional Materials
Percy Jackson Lightning Thief: 22 Nonfiction Close Readings and Questions
Percy Jackson Lightning Thief: Test, Quizzes, Essays
Percy Jackson Lightning Thief: Vocabulary Materials, Crossword Puzzles, Quizzes
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