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The Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief novel study is a comprehensive set of instructional materials for teaching Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. With over 100+ Common Core aligned materials, students will develop their literacy skills while deeply engaging with The Lightning Thief. Plus, the fiction close reading activities, the literary analysis resources, nonfiction readings, projects, vocabulary, assessments, and essays all provide opportunities for your students to practice and apply their learning. They also provide numerous ways for you to DIFFERENTIATE learning for your students, allowing you to CHOOSE the assignments that best support your students’ learning. In total, the suite includes a wealth of resources to help you implement an engaging, rigorous ELA unit.
Snapshot of Resources Included in Unit:
- 22 Comprehension & Literary Analysis Assignments
- 22 Close Reading Assignments (literary skills-based)
- 22 Nonfiction Readings & Questions
- Vocabulary Resources - 5 Crossword Puzzles, 5 Quizzes, Graphic Organizers
- Assessment Resources - 22 Mini-Quizzes, 2 Novel Quizzes, 2 Final Tests, Essay Questions
- Narrative Writing Unit - 16 mini-lessons & Final Myth Narrative Project
- 4 Final Projects
- Cabin Competition & Resources
- 30 Instructional Lesson Plans - 6-WEEK Unit
- Answer Keys for applicable resources!
- Google Slides™ & Google Forms™ links for student pages!
Digital Compatibility: 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 digital completion. The resources include links for students to complete any work assigned, such as in-class tasks and assessments, online via Google Slides™ and Google Forms™. For instance, students can work with the documents in Google Drive™ or via Google Classroom™. With these links, you can have students complete their activities, assignments, and assessments online. All they will have to do for the student pages is either create a text box or fill out a form! There are links for every student page and assessment, making the format friendly not only for technology but also trees.
Common Core Aligned Unit Plan – 30 Lessons
The Unit Plan maps out the Common Core State Standards covered in each lesson, driving activities for each lesson, resources needed to execute each lesson, and essential questions and understandings for each lesson.
The chapter-by-chapter literary analysis resource provides a framework for students to complete a deep analysis of each individual chapter in Percy Jackson. The student pages in this resources also comes in a digital format via Google Slides.
Students will build background knowledge and develop and apply literary skills while reading informational texts. There are 22 short articles, one for each chapter of the novel. Topics include Polydeuces, Medusa in Art, the drachma, Echidna, the Minotaur, and more!
The close reading lessons hone in on a particular literacy skill and see students engage in a close reading of Percy Jackson. Some literary topics include plot, flashbacks, conflict, character, tone, and setting!
The writing resources include mini-lessons that guide students to master skills essential to narrative writing. The mini-lessons focus on five major Common Core standards for narrative writing - elements of plot, point of view, transitions, dialogue, and descriptive language.
The vocabulary resources will help expand students’ vocabulary based the challenging words the resources identify from each chapter of the novel. Each chapter focuses on 3 words. There are 5 crossword puzzles and 5 vocabulary quizzes to allow for differentiation and flexible implementation.
The Common-Core aligned assessments will help you measure how well students are understanding the text and how well they can apply the literary skills taught throughout the unit.
Cabin Competitions and Projects
The Cabin Competitions and projects serve to creatively engage your students, create a spirited learning environment, and celebrate academic successes.
Answer Keys for all Resources
For every resource, there are answer keys. Answer keys provide potential answers for short and long essays, rubrics to assess writing, and the correct answers for more straightforward comprehension and vocabulary assessments.
Everything you need to teach Percy Jackson is right here. The product also provides suggestions and flexibility for you to make choices about what will work best in your classroom. Regardless, the product will engage your students and drive their academic growth.
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