Theseus and the Minotaur Lesson Plan, Guided Reading Script and Quiz
Theseus and the Minotaur, each ‘package’ consists of the guided reading script (6 speakers) plus lesson plan and quiz/reading comprehension, and accommodate both small group and all class engagement. As explained in the lesson plan, whilst a group of six speakers read the script, the rest of the class (divided into teams) has to follow in order to answer questions that follow. There are also some ideas for follow up and discussion, time permitting.
Lesson Plan (Around 20 – 30 minutes) The lesson time can be reduced to 20 minutes by e.g. omission of quiz/discussion. The script takes around 10 minutes reading time. The quiz takes around 5 – 10 minutes.
This script along with four others (The Gorgon’s Head, Odysseus and the Cyclops, Pandora’s Box and The Tale of Two Spinners) is available as one product – The Ancient Greek Myths Guided Reading Scripts – for £14.99. These scripts are also available separately as guided reading scripts, lesson plans and quizzes.
Pasiphae: This is a tale of two cities.
Minos: And Crete. It has vile villains
Theseus: A noble hero
Pasiphae: A wronged wife
Minotaur: And a hideous monster.
Minos: It is a tale of deceit
Pasiphae: Of shame
Aegeus: Of murder
Minos: Of revenge
Aegeus: Of sacrifice
Theseus: Of bravery
Ariadne: Of love
Aegeus: Of victory
Theseus: And of terrible tragedy.
Ariadne: So let’s see how this tale unfolds. Starting with the deceit.
- What was the name of the father of Theseus?
- He was the king of which city?
- Who was the king of Crete?
- What was the name of his wife?
- What was the name of their daughter?
- What was the name of her half-brother?
- Who would you say was a ‘vile villain’?
- Who was the hero?
- Who was the wronged wife?
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