Why We Have Winter and Spring

This Why We Have Winter and Spring lesson plan also includes:

Why isn't it springtime all year long? Use the Greek myth about Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, to work on reading and listening comprehension skills in your fourth or fifth grade class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activity as an individual exercise in a literacy center or resource class
  • Have learners research another Greek myth based on a concept they're interested in, or a Greek god they think is interesting
  • Include the questions in a reading or listening assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • The printable pages have some elements of color, but should print in black and white without any problems
Pros

  • Focuses on both reading and listening comprehension, with sections of the lesson devoted to reading the passage aloud, as well as read by learners
  • Selected myth is engaging and accessible to readers of all levels
Cons

  • None