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The Lightning Thief Unit

Resources and activities for The Lightning Thief ELA unit.

A Readers Theater from Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

NARRATOR 1: This scene from Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief is taken from Chapter 1, “I Accidentally Vaporize My Pre-Algebra Teacher.” Percy Jackson is a twelve-year-old boarding student at Yancy Academy, a private school for troubled kids in upstate New York.

The Lightning Thief Rationale - Rick Riordan

There is one universal truth about reading selections for an English class: No matter what book you select, somebody will object. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have a rationale prepared for any novel that might cause controversy. If you choose to use Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, here is a rationale you are welcome to share with parents, principals, curriculum gurus, etc. Feel free to modify it to fit your needs.

Tools for Alternate Ending

This chart was created with sixth graders. Students had written personal narratives during the week. Most of the students had written full stories, but

The science behind the myth: Homer's "Odyssey" - Matt Kaplan

Homer’s "Odyssey" recounts the adventures of the Greek hero Odysseus during his journey home from the Trojan War. Though some parts may be based on real events, the encounters with monsters, giants...