The Lightning Thief: Vocabulary Strategy

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Take an in-depth look into the vocabulary from the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. With a list of words to choose from, scholars discover the definition, origin, stories associated with the word, and create a visual representation to solidify its meaning, then orally present their findings to the class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a word wall using the novel's vocabulary 
  • Collect and display a variety of books about Greek mythology
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required
  • In the description, vocabulary is categorized in a manner that you may not use in your classroom; however, it does not take away from understanding the description
  • This lesson was created by a student teacher as part of a novel study unit for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Pros

  • This lesson enables the exploration of vocabulary used in the novel 
Cons

  • Some spelling and grammar mistakes are visible, but do not take away from the description's meaning 
  • The student worksheet does not provide lines for writing, and the graphic may prove difficult to read