The Lightning Thief: During Reading Strategy

After reading up to page 371 of Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, get insight into how Percy felt making a major decision through active discussion strategies that enable both academic and thoughtful responses.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Instead of performing one large fishbowl discussion, pair small groups using the same strategy, decreasing pupils' affective filter 
  • Furnish a reflection journal to each learner so they can jot down thoughts and opinions about the book and the question posed in the activity 
Classroom Considerations

  • This activity was designed by a student teacher as part of a novel study for the book, Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 
Pros

  • The question asked is thought provoking and gains insight to scholars' decision-making skills
  • This activity can be easily revisited to observe how some learners' opinions may have changed, as well as duplicated with other questions 
Cons

  • None