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Module 1: Unit 1: Lesson 1 "Shrouded in Myth"

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Transcript of Module 1: Unit 1: Lesson 1 "Shrouded in Myth"

"Shrouded in Myth"
Learning Targets
* I can get the gist of the text "Shrouded in Myth"

* I can identify unfamiliar vocabulary in "Shrouded in Myth"

* I can collaborate effectively with my peers
Think-Pair-Share Protocol
1. Take a few seconds to
think about the question
or prompt.
2. Pair up with your partner,
and take turns sharing
your thinking about the
question or prompt.
3. Share with the whole class
any thoughts you had,
conclusions y'all came to,
questions you still have,
etc.
"Gettin' the Gist"
Time to Reread
* 10 minutes *
Quick Write
1. Read the quote.
2. Quick Write (2 mins)
3. Look at the picture.
4. Quick Write (2 mins)
5. You will be asked to write
about what you notice in
just a minute.
"Shrouded in Myth"
Quick Write
Learning Targets Re-Visited
* I can get the gist of the text "Shrouded in Myth"

* I can identify unfamiliar vocabulary in "Shrouded in Myth"

* I can collaborate effectively with my peers
What did you notice about the text?
This is the text from which the opening quote was found.
What did you wonder?
A long, long time ago, even before Perseus was born, his grandfather Acrisios, the king of Argos, was given a prophecy that he would someday be killed by his grandson. To protect himself from this fate, the terrified king imprisoned his only daughter, Danae, in an underground dungeon so that she could never marry or have children. Certain that he would never be a grandfather, Acrisios relaxed. But Zeus, the great father of the gods, had other plans
.
1. Read a chunk at a time.

2. Annotate for gist (what is the
chunk mostly about?).

3. Circle unfamiliar words (if you
do not own it, circle it).

Where do you think this quote came from?
When Perseus grew up, Polydectes gave him a series of challenging tasks to complete. Armed with a sword made by the god Hermes, winged sandals, and a shiny bronze shield given to him by the goddess Athena, Perseus slew the dreaded monster Medusa. This hideous creature had writhing snakes for hair, elephant-like tusks for teeth, and blood-red eyes. Whoever looked at her was instantly turned to stone.
How is the image related to the quote you just read?

What do you see that makes you think that?
Where do you think this quote came from? Why do you think that?
Quick Write
Based on this quote and image, what do you think we will be studying in the weeks to come?
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