Literacy for Elementary / KS2 Grammar, Stories and Activities
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE BRITISH ISLES – RETOLD
MOVING IN GRAMMAR – FIVE LEVELS FOR AGES 7 through 11
VIKING MYTHS AND LEGENDS RETOLD
MYTHS AND STORIES FROM ANCIENT EGYPT RETOLD
GREEK MYTHS AND LEGENDS
Thirty-seven Greek Myths and legends to read with students. Each story is followed by an activity. The activities are varied and interesting.
How it all began -Interpreting and creating symbols -Symbolic interpretation -Family trees
Cronus and his children -Identifying problems and their solutions from the myth -Create a dialogue -Comparing two stories from ancient history with similar events
The Rise of the Olympians -Research -Identifying a dynasty of ancient Greek Gods -Planning and creating a story
The Olympians -Identifying attributes of Greek god -Drawing and interpretation of a Greek god’s role
The creation of Humans -Opinion about crime and punishment -Imaginative drawings
Finding our soulmates -Identify character traits that the student likes and dislikes.
Pandora’s box -Explanations linked to personal emotions -Drawing showing comprehension
The Apple of discord -Linking fairy-tales to myths -Making personal choices and accepting consequences
Athena becomes Patron God of Athens -Comprehension: deductive reasoning -Research: Athena -Designing a shield
Achilles -Comprehension: direct meaning -Synonyms
Achilles and the Trojan War -Crossword Puzzle -Creating a dialogue
Perseus – Deductions -Response describing reactions -Alliteration activity
Perseus and the Head of Medusa – Responding to situations -Describing and explaining -Drawing
Perseus and Andromeda – Onomatopoeia -Showing comprehension through drawing and caption writing
Perseus and Polydectes -Designing a shield. -Creating a mythical pet with specific qualities
Perseus and the death of Acrisius – Comprehension through labelling -Identifying qualities of an athlete -Ordering events
Heracles – Identifying emotional responses -Writing metaphors -Anger management strategies
Heracles and the Twelve Labours -Guided planning of a task -Illustration of a plan
Heracles and the Nemean Lion – Comprehension -Similes
Heracles and the Lernean Hydra – Word search
Heracles captures the Golden Hind – Deductive reasoning -Listing landmarks from story -Mapping
Heracles captures the Erymanthean Boar -Explanatory writing -Adjectives -Making a cartoon picture
Heracles cleans the Augean Stables in a day -Questions and answers (Interactive activity)
Hercules kills the Stemphalian Birds -Creating a myth seeing the opposite point of view -Planning
Heracles captures the Cretan Bull -Using imagination and reasoning to create a logical story -Imaginative drawing.
Heracles steals the Mares of Diomedes -Overcoming obstacles: Social Skills -Phrases and drawings -Synonyms and antonyms
Heracles steals the Girdle of Hippolyta -Imaginative writing -Illustrations
Heracles captures the Geryon’s Cattle -Identifying obstacles and problem-solving -Illustrations
Heracles steals the Hesperides Apples -True or false statements and evaluation -Comprehension
Heracles captures the Cerberus -Drawing and labelling -Using imagination to create -Writing a description
Jason and the Argonauts -Comprehension -qualities of a story using examples -Writing a dialogue
Jason and the Golden Fleece -Deductive reasoning -Paragraph writing -Identifying action and consequence -Writing an alternate ending -Giving an opinion
Theseus -Comparison modern communication to the time of the myth -Television news presentation
Theseus and Medea -Adjectives -Synonyms -Creating a frieze.
Theseus and the Minotaur -Evaluation of strengths -Negotiating a maze -Directional activity/ giving instructions
Orpheus and Eurydice -Making a sad ending happy -Creation of a humorous story
Six Books that your Great-Grandparents grew up on.
Six passages from stories to read and discuss. Each has activities guiding the students to develop insight into the time period and the rest of the story. This leads to the students creating a dialogue and a performance for an audience.