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TitleofText:JasonQuestfortheGolden Fleece

Author/Illustrator:JeffLimke/TimSeeley

GRL:S

Series:GraphicUniverse
Genre:Fiction,Folklore,GraphicNovel

Standard:Compareandcontrasttwoormorecharacters,settings,oreventsinastoryordrama,drawingonspecific

detailsinthetext(e.g.,howcharactersinteract).
LessonObjectives:toreadapieceoffolkloretounderstandthegenre,toanalyzecharacterinteractions

ComprehensionSkill:ProblemandSolution
Strategy:Inferencing
Fluency:Intonation
AcademicVocabulary:explainorresearchthemeaningsofthewordsbelow.Discussthemorphologyofthewords:suffixes,
takingarootwordandaddingtoittochangethemeaningoftheword.Havestudentstalkaboutthemeaningofeachword,
usingantonyms,synonymsandsituationswhereeachwordcanbeusedcorrectly.
a.whom

b.lyre

c.flattered


d.scheme

e.famine

d.distraught

BeforeReading:ENGAGE!THINK!
1. BuildBackgroundKnowledge
a. Letslookatthefrontandbackcover,whatdoyouknowaboutfolklore?
b. Whatwouldyouliketolearnaboutthemaincharacter,Jason?
c. ThebackcovertellsusthatUnclePeliasstolethethroneandsentJasonaway.Whywouldsomeonedothisto
ayoungster?
d. Howdoestheauthoruselanguagetotellthestory?
2. SkillIntroduction:
a. ProblemandSolutionwealreadyknowaproblemforJasonfromthebackcover.Hehasbeensentaway.
Howdoyouthinkhedealswiththisandovercomesanybadfeelingsfromit?
3. StrategyIntroduction:
a. Inferencingfromwhatwejusttalkedaboutintheproblemandsolution,whatcanyoustarttoinferabout
Jasonscharacter?
b.
4.

Standard:Therearegoingtobepartsinthisbookwithoutdialogueoranythingforustoreadbutthe

illustrations.Whydoyouthinktheauthordidthis?
Fluency:Intonationreadpage12andmodelhowyourvoicechangeswithdifferentpunctuation

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DuringReading:DontWaitUntilItsTooLate!CheckforUnderstanding(StopMidwayThroughtheBook)

1.
2.

Tellmeaboutapartyoudidntunderstand?
TurnandTalk:howisusingthestrategyofhelpfulinyourreading?

3.

Standard:HowdothecharactersPhineusandJasoninteractatthebeginningofthebook?Howwouldyou
comparetheirpersonalitiesandstrengths?InferHowdotheyfeelaboutoneanother?

Standard:Howdoestheauthorusegodsandgoddessestoportrayfolklore?

AfterReading:EVALUATE!

1. Whatisthemostimportantthingtorememberfromthisbook?Whatarethedetailsthatcanhelpyourememberthis?

2. Whatdidyoulearnaboutfolklore?Whataresomecharacteristicsoffolklore?

Standard:CompareandcontrasttherelationshipsbetweenPhineusandJasonandthatofNepheleandIno.
3.

Standard:Howdoesthesettingonashipaffecttheplotandcharacters?HowdoesJasonsolveanyproblems
4.
associatedwithbeingonaship?

StandardreadanotherGreekMyth.Compareandcontrasttheauthorsapproachtosharingtheinformationand
6.

theinformationgiven.

7.AcademicVocabulary:Distraughtgobackintothebook,findevidencethatcharactersweredistraught.
8.Theme/Tone:ifbraveryisonetheme,whatisanother?Howdoestheauthorhelpusunderstandthetheme?Whatis

thetoneofthelastpartofthebookcomparedtothefirstpart?

9.CharacterAnalysis:chooseonecharacterandanalyzehis/hercharacter.

Writing:Writenarrativestodeveloprealorimaginedexperiencesoreventsusingeffectivetechnique,

Standard
descriptivedetails,andcleareventsequences.

a.Orientthereaderbyestablishingasituationandintroducinganarratorand/orcharacters;organizean

eventsequencethatunfoldsnaturally.

b.Usenarrativetechniques,suchasdialogue,description,andpacing,todevelopexperiencesandeventsor

showtheresponsesofcharacterstosituations.

c.Useavarietyoftransitionalwords,phrases,andclausestomanagethesequenceofevents.

d.Useconcretewordsandphrasesandsensorydetailstoconveyexperiencesandeventsprecisely.

e.Provideaconclusionthatfollowsfromthenarratedexperiencesorevents.

4.

Task:WriteyouownGreekMyth.YoucaneithercreatenewcharactersorusethoseinJasonQuestfortheGoldenFleece.Use
thepointsabovetodevelopyourpiece.

IF/THEN:ProblemandSolutionifastudentishavingtroublewithskill,askthemtothinkabouttheproblemofnothaving
enoughmoneytobuysomethingtheywanted,notneeded.Theywantedanewgame.Askthemtolistoutthepossiblesolutions
tothis.Whowouldtheygoto,wouldtheygototheirpiggybankorbankaccount,couldtheypassonbuyingthegameforawhile
aresomepossibilities.
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