This PowerPoint provides students an introduction to the major characters, gods and mythical creatures in this novel. It also introduces them to major 6th grade vocabulary words such as theme and foreshadowing. It explains the hero's journey and helps students understand how it may relate to Percy Jackson's journey. There is a document (guided notes) that I am also selling on this page that goes along with the PowerPoint. These guided notes include questions for the first five chapters of the book as well. The PowerPoint is also useful to catch students up on the novel if they have been absent.