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Anchors Away Monday: Greek Gods and Goddesses

Monday, December 1, 2014
My anchor chart today focuses on 
Greek gods and goddesses.

I have loved Greek mythology ever since eighth grade when my language arts teacher conducted a nine-week-long Greek mythology unit.  I was fascinated with the gods and their antics!  A man who eats his own children and then regurgitates them years later?  (Cronus)  Siblings who marry?  (Zeus & Hera and Aphrodite & Hephaestus are just a couple!)  A daughter who is born by springing forth from her father's forehead fully clad with armor?  (Athena)  These ancient stories were unlike anything I had ever read before and I was enthralled.  Fast forward thirty-ish years... and I'm still captivated by Greek mythology!

I have found that students still really enjoy mythology!  However, keeping all the gods and goddesses straight can be challenging.  
Enter... my anchor chart for this week!
Greek Mythology Anchor Chart- the post includes a FREE partner play about Aphrodite!

A few months ago, I combined my love for Greek mythology with my new found love with writing partner plays, and I created the following two sets:
Greek Mythology Partner Plays! Such an engaging way to work on fluency!
Click HERE to take a closer look at the Greek Mythology Partner Plays.
To take a closer look at the Modern Day Mythology Partner Plays, click HERE.  

Last week I decided to write a brand-new FREE partner play script to accompany this blog post!  Please feel free to download it and use it with your students!  
FREE Partner Play script! Greek Mythology

 For those of you who facilitate a large Greek mythology unit, I encourage you to check out my friend, Dawn's, TpT store (Purple Palmetto)!  She has created 27 different Greek mythology items, including Bingo, "I have... Who has...?", trading cards, task cards, tests, and more!

Nicole Shelby also has created four fantastic Greek mythology resources!
Thanks for dropping by today!


  1. These mythology items are great! If only I were in 6th or 7th grade this year, I would snap them up! I will, however, pin them in case they move me again next year! :)

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

  2. My students are completely into Greek Mythology this year. Thank you for sharing them on Freebie Friday.
    Artistry of Education

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  4. Love your anchor chart on the Greek Gods! Thanks for sharing!


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