This is a graphic organizer I created so all kids could understand the myths we were reading. I read mythology primarily with the 7th graders but sometimes with 8th graders as well. Myths can be hard for kids to understand because the seem "make-believe" but are part of people's culture and background so I want kids to take them seriously. It is broke into before, during, and after reading with a large emphasis on character development and how characters view things differently based on their personal experiences. I also have a few response questions that encourage the students to think about the cultural impact of the myth and if it fits anywhere in today's society. It works great because it can be used with short and easy myths for struggling readers all the way to the Epics of the Trojan War for more advanced readers. It can be used gradually by explicitly teaching the separate parts in minilessons with the teacher modeling and then gradually releasing the responsibility to the students with what they read in groups or individually.