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The Literature of Ancient Greece

Share an overview of the literature of ancient Greece with these resources.

Help children take a glance at the part the literature of ancient Greece plays in our society today with these resources.

You will find two passages and graphic organizers to help your students learn.

This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.

Share an overview of the literature of ancient Greece with these resources.

Learning about Ancient Greece

I have begun exploring ancient Greece with my 6th graders. They are excited to continue learning and I’m trying to put together ideas to get us to fall break. We have so much going on this week but we have a goal of finishing our projects on ancient Greece before Thanksgiving so I need to keep on track.

This coming week we will learn a little about the literature. We will learn a little about Aesop and Homer. After completing my own research, I feel that I will be spending a chunk of time talking about the legend that has evolved around these two. Much of what I am reading has emphasized that what many have been taught is true about Aesop and Homer is most likely exaggerated or not true at all.

I will share a few of Aesop’s fables during read alouds this week which will also make it easy to touch on the standard of identifying the theme of a story.

Also, we will be doing a play of The Odyssey from Scholastic Scope. If you have a subscription or copies in your room, you will find it in the September 2022 edition. (Sidenote and not sponsored, just my observation – my students have really enjoyed some of the stories from this magazine! I am lucky to have it donated to me by my school’s PTO but if not, it would be a resource worth the cost.)

The two passages I have written will give students a quick overview of literature in Greece and also share a little about Aesop and fables.

I have included the page I have been using for context clues that could be used with one or both of these passages.

I have also created a generic notetaking page. This could be used as it fits your classroom.

I am thinking that I will ask my students to highlight the most important parts from the first passage and then practice taking notes of what they think they should remember. When we do an activity like this, I always allow my students to use words and add meaningful pictures that will help them understand.

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