Discover forty – yes, 40! – words and phrases originating from characters in Greek myths. This bundle includes lesson plans, a word list, a PowerPoint presentation, posters, cards, games, and an assessment.
Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich
, this set has everything you need to teach, reinforce, and assess students’ knowledge of allusions to mythology.
• How Did Greek Words Come into the English Language?
– This page tells four ways Greek terms entered our language. It can be used as a teaching tool, poster, or handout.
• Word List
– Two pages list and define all 40 terms covered by the cards. It’s perfect as a study guide.
• Words from Mythology Cards
– Print these half-page cards back to back. On the front, you’ll find the word and its definition. The back features background information and a sample sentence.
• Words from Mythology Posters
– Each of the 40 full-page posters presents the word, its meaning, a picture, background information, and a sentence containing the word.
• Allusions PowerPoint Presentation
– The posters have also been saved as a PowerPoint, allowing you to present them as a slide show.
• Game Cards
– Print these quarter-page cards back to back for flash cards or on one side for matching or concentration games.
• I Have, Who Has Game
- Get the whole class involved in this interactive game. Up to 40 students can play.
– The one-page assessment tests kids over 20 of the 40 terms.
- A new companion website houses all of these materials in one handy spot! In addition to everything listed above, you’ll receive a link to the website. Click here
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Terms and Characters Addressed:
Achilles' heel - Achilles
Adonis - Adonis
amazon - Amazon
arachnid - Arachne
atlas - Atlas
cereal - Ceres
chaos - Chaos
chronological - Chronos
cupid - Cupid
echo - Echo
fate - the Fates
fortune - Fortuna
fury - the Furies
gigantic - giants
harpy - harpies
Herculean - Hercules
hypnosis - Hypnos
iris - Iris
jovial - Jove
lunatic - Luna
martial - Mars
mercurial - Mercury
Midas touch - Midas
muse - the Muses
narcissism - Narcissus
nymph - nymphs
ocean - Oceanus
oracle - oracle
Pandora's box - Pandora
phobia - Phobos
phoenix - phoenix
psychology - Psyche
siren - sirens
tantalize - Tantalus
titanic - Titans
Trojan horse - Trojans
typhoon - Typhon
volcano - Vulcan
zephyr - Zephyrus
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More Mythology Activities
• Greek Mythology Research & Coloring - Gods, Goddesses & Other Characters
• Medusa: Two Viewpoints
• Opinion & Persuasive Paragraphs Featuring Characters from Myths
Fourth Grade Literature Skills File Drawer
This file is also included in my Fourth Grade Literature Skills File Drawer
. Eight complete standards-based units, three comprehensive assessments, and a set of media activities are stored in one handy website. Click here
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• Answering Questions Unit
• Finding a Theme Unit
• Summarizing Unit
• Describing a Character Unit
• Words from Mythology Unit
• Prose, Drama, and Poetry Unit
• Determining and Defending Point of View Unit
• Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Unit
• Literature Assessments - Grade 4
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I’m committed to continual improvement. This unit was updated and enhanced on July 14, 2017.