Are you looking for a fun and engaging activity to help your 4th graders learn about allusions to Greek mythology? We’ve got you covered!
In this blog post, we have compiled some of our favorite activities that will make learning about Greek mythology allusions entertaining and educational for your fourth graders.
Create Comics or Storyboards Based on Some of the Classic Tales from Greek Mythology
Give students blank paper to divide into different shapes. Then, they can draw scenes retelling some Greek myths.
For students who don’t prefer drawing, you can have them create storyboards where they do more writing instead of drawing.
Write the Meanings of Allusions in Their Own Words
In order to engage students and promote active learning, encourage them to write about the meaning of myths.
For example, what does it mean to say someone has “the Midas touch”? You can use an interactive notebook foldable to record responses.
Students can describe the allusion first, and then add an example next. You can even use the same interactive notebook foldable twice!
Read Stories with Allusions to Greek Mythology
Give students stories or passages that include allusions to Greek mythology. This will allow them to apply what they learned from the myths to literature.
Greek Myths Readers Theater
Readers theater can be a fun way to get your students involved in the storytelling of some popular famous myths. Choosing simple scripts that get right to telling the story will help students understand allusions when they encounter them in literature.
Write Stories Using Allusions to Greek Mythology
Get students thinking creatively! Have them write their own fiction stories that include allusions! You can have students do this independently or with a group.