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  • sheila
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Lesson 7: English Expressions from Greek Myths
« on: March 20, 2015, 10:28:08 am »
This is a thread for any lesson material for YBM (2009-2013) Middle School English 3 Lesson 7: English Expressions from Greek Myths.  Please share your contributions here. Be sure to explain exactly what you are posting and please do not post multi-level materials in this thread. Also, any review lessons or materials should be posted in the review section for this grade. If you can't find what you're looking for here, check out the older edition of the book for similar materials. Best of luck in your lesson planning!
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  • castowers
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    • August 28, 2015, 01:37:36 pm
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Re: Lesson 7: English Expressions from Greek Myths
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 12:03:05 pm »
I started my lesson by going over the textbook. Then went over opinions/for and against/agree and disagree.
I then talked about Gods and Goddesses, Greek Mythology and Mythical creatures. I had them guess the names of the Greek Gods/Goddesses, as well as, the creatures. They did surprisingly well and seemed to really like this chapter.
I ran out of time and ended up cutting the story of creation bit with Kronos and his wife, but the slides are still attached. There's also a draw your own God/Goddess/Mythical creature activity at the end of the second PPT.

For the second class, I went over my favorite myths/Gods. Included are the stories of Achilles, The Trojan War, Midas, Pandora, Theseus and the Minotaur and a few others.

English Expressions that I talked about in class:
Achilles Heel
Midas Touch
Pandora's Box
Herculean Task
Cupid's Arrow
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

A lot of the information I adapted from PPTs on waygook about camps and after school classes so there should be more than enough material. Enjoy!


  • hall3r
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Re: Lesson 7: English Expressions from Greek Myths
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 02:47:23 pm »
Last week, I used a worksheet about opinions, found here (Thanks for perpetualjoy).

This week, I am going to do a little storytelling with castower's "My Favorite Myths" PPT, then I plan on mixing a little Mythology with a review of the lesson. I've made a "Shuffle Cups" game PPT. Students are asked to give their opinions, or some "What is the meaning of Achilles' Heel?" type of questions.


  • jjl059
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    • February 23, 2015, 04:00:22 pm
Re: Lesson 7: English Expressions from Greek Myths
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 03:00:25 pm »
Due to time constraints, I had to teach all of lesson 7's listen and speak in one lesson -_- so this is just a bare ppt but hopefully its useful to someone.

Focuses on key expressions:

"Would you say that again, please?"
"In my opinion..."

I have a 'remember' slide because I used the same icon to teach opinions in a previous class. they didn't remember.


  • sonya
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Re: Lesson 7: English Expressions from Greek Myths
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 07:43:46 am »
Removed
« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 02:32:33 pm by sonya »


  • castowers
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Re: Lesson 7: English Expressions from Greek Myths
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 10:36:05 am »
I updated my "My Favorite Myths" powerpoint. The old one was really wordy and hard for the kids to follow/ stay engaged. So I added some better pictures/ gifs, deleted some overly descriptive sentences, updated the links and just made it look better.

I also found these worksheets that go along with the "Create a Greek God/ Goddess" Activity. It's two pages that I printed double-sided.


  • theheretik
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    • June 14, 2013, 03:20:52 pm
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Re: Lesson 7: English Expressions from Greek Myths
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2016, 01:42:37 pm »
On the My Favorite Myths ppt, how do you work the game-thing on the last slide?


  • sianm
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Re: Lesson 7: English Expressions from Greek Myths
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 03:13:24 pm »
Listen and speak 1+2 and into the conversation for unit 7


  • castowers
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Re: Lesson 7: English Expressions from Greek Myths
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 03:26:16 pm »
On the My Favorite Myths ppt, how do you work the game-thing on the last slide?

So, I'm seeing this waaaay late because I don't get notifications. I'm sure you figured it out, but for future reference: it's just a standard Connect 4 game.

Students say the English expressions and you click the bottom corresponding square. It's a one-on-one game so pretty impossible to play with the entire class unless you print out the last slide (1 page per 2 Ss) and hand out "markers" for the kids. First student to get 4 in a row, wins.