Reading and Writing, “The Story of King Minos, a Greek Myth”
This lesson, “The Story of King Minos, A Greek Myth”, is a reading and writing activity for Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6. Theseus killed the Minotaur, owned by King Minos, and escaped from Crete. Theseus and Icarus escaped too but Icarus flew too close to the sun. Children read these well known stories in readable, hand-printed English. The text is followed by language tasks about the plots of the story, and common and different elements in the plots. There is a question about the characters and a true/false set. This 6-page item is suitable for Grades 4, 5 and 6. Because it is hand-printed it is six pages. It is suitable for tutoring, and for home schooling.
“The Story of King Minos, A Greek Myth” is a reading and writing activity for Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6. This lesson is black and white for printing. Theseus, Prince of Athens killed the Minotaur. King Minos of Crete demanded beautiful young people to feed to the Half-Man Half-Beast, and Icarus flew too close to the sun. These stories merge in this account. The most difficult words are ‘design’, ‘labyrinth’, ‘neighbours’.
This is a 4-page recount of a well-known story. It is hand-printed to model good writing. Children read the story and complete the writing activities. Activities include a question about story plots, a true and false list, sorting out the characters and drawing up a table of similarities and differences.