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Grade 5: S.S.

Greece Greek Myths-Readers Theatre

1 hr and 35 minutes Can be split into multiple days
I. Objectives
Learning Objectives SWBAT synthesize Greek myths by role-playing in a readers theatre of
Greek Myths as well as identify the main moral of each myth.
Subject FCPS POS 7.b Describe how myths contributed to the culture and values of Greece
VA SOL English: 5.1 The student will listen, draw conclusions, and share
responses in subject-related group learning activities.
a) Participate in and contribute to discussions across content areas.
d) Communicate new ideas to others.
e) Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with diverse teams.
f) Demonstrate the ability to work independently.
5.2 The student will use effective verbal and nonverbal communication
skills to deliver planned oral presentations.
b) Use gestures to support, accentuate, and dramatize verbal message.
c) Use facial expressions to support and dramatize verbal message.
d) Use posture appropriate for communication setting.
h) Incorporate visual media to support the presentation.
i) Use language and style appropriate to the audience, topic, and
Theatre: 6.7 The student will demonstrate theatre as dramatized
storytelling by creating and presenting short scenes that include
characters, setting, conflict, and a progressive chain of events.
Math: 5.8 The student will
a) find perimeter, area, and volume in standard units of measure;
II. Materials for Learning Activities
To be used by the teacher: To be used by the students:
Copies of plays
Greek playwrights 3-4 from Greek Myth Plays
Construction paper
Scissors, pencils, pens, markers, glue.
Fake flowers
Multicolored feathers
Bouncy ball
III. Procedures for Learning Activities
5 minutes
LINK: We have been discussing Greek Mythology and yesterday we
read the Athena and Medusa myth.
HOOK: Today you will be making props and presenting your plays
based on Greek Mythology
Instructional Strategies
45 minutes
Split students into heterogeneous groups (pre-selected). Allow
allotted time to create stage, make props, and practice their plays.
45 minutes
Each group will present.
After each groups presentation, teacher will ask what the group
believes the message or moral of the tale is.
Extensions After students construct a stage and curtains, have students fill out a
short worksheet where they find the area and perimeter of the stage and
Greek end of unit project.
IV. Assessment
Formative Checklist of student participation in rehearsing parts and
contributions to making of props.
Rubric for performance of readers theatre.
Anecdotal record of discussion after each performance What was
the moral of the story?
Summative Greek end of unit project
V. Differentiation
Pre-selecting groups to make heterogeneous groups.
Teacher pre-highlighting parts for some students.
VI. Technology Integration