This week during our focused reading time my reading group will continue to read about the Greek myths, this time about the Minotaur. These myths have many different versions so explore some additional myths outside of class. If you would like to listen to one about the Minotaur this week go to Storynory and you'll find many myths, including one about the Minotaur.
As someone who loves classic literature, it is exciting to see how interested students are in the Greek myths. The mythology and literary importance will continue through high school and college level classes.
Classic pieces of literature like Homer's epic poems Illiad and Odyssey have many references to these Greek myths. The characters and stories continue to be referenced throughout literary history into Shakespeare, poets such as Tennyson, Keats, Byron, Shelley, and American writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne and T.S Eliot.
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Does your child want to learn more about the Greek Myths? Check out this site for kids!
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