The Reaching Olympus series uses classroom-tested Reader's Theater plays specifically designed for 6th-12th grade students to retell the great myths and legends of world mythology. Reader's Theater is an innovative and powerful teaching tool that allows students to break away from silent reading and share in an "acting-out" experience where words and myth come to life! Volume II of the Greek Myths in the Reaching Olympus series features eleven classic myths in interactive-script form, featuring the major events of the Trojan War (including the Iliad and Odyssey). Each play is prefaced by a teacher guide providing a synopsis of the myth, relevant background information and commentary on the myth, anticipatory questions for pre-play discussion, essential questions to help analyze the "big ideas" behind each myth, recall questions to check reading comprehension, and instructions for teaching commonly-tested terms and literary devices using each play. Supplemental materials include a Trojan War game, a Trojan War Find-It puzzle, a glossary of important characters, and a name pronunciation guide.
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