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Lesson 3 - Close Reading Jigsaw: "Cronus" and "Medusa"

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/1

Lesson 3 - Close Reading Jigsaw: "Cronus" and "Medusa"

To learn more about this lesson and English Language Learner considerations, read the Lesson 3 Narrative and Lesson 3 Teacher's Guide for ELLs found under the Additional Materials tab.

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

  • CCSS.RL.6.1NC.RL.6.1CCSS.RL.6.2NC.RL.6.2

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.6.4NC.RL.6.4CCSS.RL.6.10CCSS.W.6.5NC.W.6.3.aCCSS.W.6.10CCSS.SL.6.1.aCCSS.SL.6.1.bCCSS.L.6.4CCSS.L.6.6NC.L.6.6

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can write a summary of “Theseus and the Minotaur” without personal opinions or judgments. 
  • I can determine themes in “Cronus” and “Medusa” and how they are conveyed through details. 

Purpose of Lesson

  • Students practice writing a summary and reading a new text to determine its theme. Reading and understanding the Greek myths that are mentioned in The Lightning Thief will help students to better understand the novel and also think about the relevance of Greek mythology today.

In Advance

  • Prepare for the Jigsaw protocol:
    • Review the questions and answers for both myths in the Jigsaw protocol.
    • Thoroughly review the Jigsaw protocol to ensure clear directions and smooth transitions.
    • Strategically group students into home groups of four, and then assign each student in the home group a letter—A, B, C, or D. The lettered groups will be the expert groups during the Jigsaw, with two expert groups reading each of two Greek myths.
  • Review the student tasks and example answers to get familiar with what students will be required to do in the lesson (see Materials list).
  • 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): banished, dethroned, envious, vowed

 Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display and assign the lesson and new digital materials to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.
  • Be sure students have access to the Unit 2 Digital Vocabulary Log.
  • Be sure students have access to the Close Reading Culminating Task: "Theseus and the Minotaur" (assigned in Lesson 2, used in Lessons 2-4).

 New Digital Materials to Assign:

  • Close Reading Jigsaw: Greek Myths Note-Catcher (students will access this digital material in Lessons 3-4)
  • Close Reading Jigsaw: Greek Myths Note-Catcher (triangle) ​​​​​​​(students will access this digital material in Lessons 3-4)

Materials from Previous Lessons

Teacher

  • Criteria for an Effective Summary Anchor Chart (For Teacher Reference) (one to display; from Unit 2, Lesson 1, Work Time C)
  • Close Reading Culminating Task: "Theseus and the Minotaur" (Example for Teacher Reference) (from Unit 2, Lesson 2, Work Time A)
  • Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart (For Teacher Reference) (one to display; added to in Unit 1, Lesson 5, Work Time A)
  • Work to Become Effective Learners Anchor Chart (one to display; from Unit 2, Lesson 2, Work Time B)
  • Work to Become Effective Learners Anchor Chart (Example for Teacher Reference) (from Unit 2, Lesson 2, Work Time B)

Student

  • Close Reading Culminating Task: “Theseus and the Minotaur” (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 2, Work Time A)

New Materials

Teacher

  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 3 (For Teacher Reference)
  • Close Reading Jigsaw: Greek Myths Note-Catcher (Example for Teacher Reference)

Student

  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 3 (one per student)
  • Text: “Cronus” (one per student and one for display)
  • Text: “Medusa” (one per student and one for display)
  • Close Reading Jigsaw: Greek Myths Note-Catcher (one per student and one to display)
  • Close Reading Jigsaw: Greek Myths Note-Catcher (triangle) (optional; see Teacher's Guide for English Language Learners)
  • Homework: Compare and Contrast Themes: Greek Myths and The Lightning Thief (one per student; from Unit 2 Homework)
  •  Digital device for each student

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