Myth (fiction), 664 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 630L
Persephone: A Greek Myth is a retelling of the classic myth about the origin of the seasons. When Hades, king of the underworld, takes Persephone to make her his queen, her mother Demeter is heartbroken. Her grief causes the world to become a cold and barren place. Only Zeus, the king of the gods, can help, but Hades won't let Persephone go that easily. Students will enjoy the classic tale as they practice comparing and contrasting and visualizing. Colorful and detailed illustrations support a rich text.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Visualize to understand text
Compare and contrast
Identify vowel digraphs ea, ee, ie
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify names of people as proper nouns
Identify synonyms and antonyms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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