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Lesson 4 - Compare and Contrast Themes: Greek Myths and The Lightning Thief

teaches Common Core State Standards L.6.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/6/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/10
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/9
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/10
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.6.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/9

Lesson 4 - Compare and Contrast Themes: Greek Myths and The Lightning Thief

To learn more about this lesson and English Language Learner considerations, read the Lesson 4 Narrative and Lesson 4 Teacher's Guide for ELLs found under the Additional Materials tab.

Focus Standards (These are the standards the instruction addresses.)

CCSS.RL.6.1NC.RL.6.1CCSS.RL.6.2NC.RL.6.2CCSS.RL.6.9NC.RL.6.9

Supporting Standards (These are the standards that are incidental—no direct instruction in this lesson, but practice of these standards occurs as a result of addressing the focus standards.)

CCSS.RL.6.4CCSS.RL.6.10CCSS.W.6.10CCSS.L.6.4NC.RL.6.4NC.L.6.4

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can demonstrate understanding of the excerpt from Chapter 15 of The Lightning Thief
  • I can compare and contrast the approach to similar themes in The Lightning Thief and Greek myths. 

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students use their knowledge of the myths they have been reading to compare their themes with the anchor text.

In Advance

  • Strategically decide how students will accomplish the reading for today’s class. Be mindful of and balance variety with students’ needs and their desire for choice while planning for the reading time during the lessons.
  • Review the student tasks and example answers to get familiar with what students will be required to do in the lesson (see Materials list).
  • Preread Chapter 15 in The Lightning Thief to identify words or plot points that may challenge students.
  • Prepare copies of handouts for students, including Entrance Tickets (see Materials list).
  • Post the learning targets and applicable anchor charts (see Materials list).

Vocabulary

  • Academic (Tier Two): initiative

 Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display and assign the lesson to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.
  • Be sure students have access to their Unit 2 Digital Vocabulary Log.
  • Be sure students have access to their Unit 2 Digital Independent Reading Journal.
  • Be sure students have access to the Close Reading Culminating Task: "Theseus and the Minotaur" (assigned in Lesson 2, used in Lessons 2-4).
  • Be sure students have access to the Close Reading Jigsaw: Greek Myths Note-Catcher or the  Close Reading Jigsaw: Greek Myths Note-Catcher (triangle) (assigned in Lesson 3, used in Lessons 3-4).

Materials from Previous Lessons

Teacher

  • Text Guide: The Lightning Thief (For Teacher Reference) (from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Work Time A)
  • Gist Record: The Lightning Thief Anchor Chart (Example for Teacher Reference) (one to display; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Work Time A)
  • Work to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (For Teacher Reference) (one to display; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time C)
  • Work to Become Effective Learners Anchor Chart (one to display; from Unit 1, Lesson 5, Work Time A)
  • Work to Become Effective Learners Anchor Chart (Example for Teacher Reference) (from Unit 1, Lesson 5, Work Time A)
  • Academic word wall (one to display; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Opening A)

Student Materials

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (one per student; text; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time C)
  • Vocabulary logs (one per student; begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2, Work Time B)
  • Homework: Compare and Contrast Themes: “Theseus and the Minotaur” and The Lightning Thief (homework from Unit 2, Lesson 2)
  • Close Reading Culminating Task: “Theseus and the Minotaur” (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 2, Work Time B)
  • Close Reading Jigsaw: Greek Myths Note-Catcher (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 3, Work Time B)
  • Homework: Compare and Contrast Themes: Greek Myths and The Lightning Thief (homework from Unit 2, Lesson 3)

New Materials

Teacher

  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 4 (For Teacher Reference)
  • Compare and Contrast Themes: Greek Myths and The Lightning Thief Note-Catcher (Example for Teacher Reference)

Student

  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 4 (one per student)
  • Sticky notes (one per student)
  • Synopsis: The Lightning Thief, Chapter 15 (one per student; one to display)
  • Compare and Contrast Themes: Greek Myths and The Lightning Thief Note-Catcher (one per student)
  • Compare and Contrast Themes: Greek Myths and The Lightning Thief Note-Catcher (triangle) (optional; see Teacher's Guide for English Language Learners)
  •  Digital device for each student


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