Read and Understand, Myths and Legends, Grades 4-6+ contains 19 two- and three-page stories that vary in reading difficulty from fourth to ending sixth grades to meet the wide range of needs found in classrooms.
The book is divided into three sections by origin of the stories:
- Greek and Roman Myths—Jason and the Golden Fleece, Pandora, The Adventures of Perseus, and more
- Norse Myths—Thor and the Giants, Thor's Hammer, Balder the Good
- Myths and Legends from Around the World—African, Chinese, Mayan, Inuit, Native American, Middle Eastern, and Hawaiian
Practice activities for every story include:
- a comprehension page
- a vocabulary page
There are two pages of practice for skills such as:
- structural analysis
- character analysis
- figures of speech
- understanding plot development, setting, and mood
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.