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Reaching Olympus: The Saga of the Trojan War and the Odyssey DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
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Table of Contents
This volume in the
series tells the saga of the Trojan War, including the events of the
This volume features eleven interactive script-stories:
The Judgment of Paris
The Tides of War
War at Troy
The Rage of Achilles
The Marooned Prince
The Fall of Troy
Searching for Odysseus
On Calypso's Isle
In the Cave of the Cyclops
Circe the Witch
Return to Ithaca
This is a digital (PDF) copy of the book. With this digital copy of the book, you can print the plays and activities directly from your computer! After payment, you will be emailed instructions and a secure link for downloading the product.
About the Series:
series uses classroom-tested Reader's Theater plays specifically designed for 6th-12th grade students to re-tell 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 actively participate in an "acting out" experience where words and myth come to life!
Extras for Teachers:
Each play is prefaced by a 2-page 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. Also included is the highly exciting Trojan War game (designed for an entire class to play) and the Trojan Find-It Puzzle with 25+ objects hidden within it. Six bonus myths (presented in worksheet format) fill in the story-gaps between the plays. And that's not all! A glossary of important characters, a "Who's Who in the Trojan War" chart, and a name pronunciation guide are included. This book in the series also features original illustrations by the author. Read more about the Reaching Olympus series.
Introduction: Reaching Olympus
Using Reader's Theater in the Classroom
The Trojan War: An Introduction
"The Judgment of Paris"
"The Tides of War"
"War at Troy"
"The Rage of Achilles"
"The Marooned Prince"
"The Fall of Troy"
"Searching for Odysseus"
"On Calypso's Isle"
"In the Cave of the Cyclops"
"Circe the Witch"
"Return to Ithaca"
Sacrifice at Aulis
Achilles' Last Stand
Wounded by Love
The Lotus Eaters and the Sirens
Between Scylla and Charybdis
Trojan War Find-It Puzzle
The Trojan War Game
Who's Who in the Trojan War
Glossary of Important Characters
About the Author
2-page teacher guide with each play
Relevant background material on the myths
Plot synopsis for handy reference
Pre-play anticipatory questions
Discussion questions for post-play discussion
Recall questions for assessment
Essential questions for analyzing the "big ideas" behind the myths
Instructions for teaching commonly-test terms using the plays
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