From Atalanta to Zeus: Readers Theatre from Greek Mythology

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Libraries Unlimited, 2001 - Drama - 203 pages
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Greek mythology, an important part of the curriculum for middle and high school students, serves as an exciting source of creative inspiration. Through these 26 scripts, you will not only introduce students to a fascinating body of literature, but also build their oral reading and presentation skills. Each script introduces a character from Greek mythology and chronicles some of the important mythical events surrounding the figure. Students get to know heroes, such as Heracles and Athena, in addition to lesser known but equally fascinating figures, such as Chiron and Asclepius. A pronunciation guide for more than 300 Greek names and a detailed index make this a user-friendly resource.

 

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Contents

AEOLUS AND THE WINDS
1
ARIADNE
5
ARTEMIS AND NIOBE
11
ATALANTA
17
ATHENA
25
CHIRON AND ASCLEPIUS
31
DAEDALUS AND ICARUS
37
DEMETER AND PERSEPHONE
43
KING MIDAS
117
LETO
125
MELAMPUS
131
OEDIPUS
137
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
147
PAN
153
PERSEUS
159
PROMETHEUS AND PANDORA
171

DEUCALION AND PYRRHA
51
DIONYSUS
57
EOS SELENE AND HELIOS
65
EROS AND PSYCHE
71
HELEN
77
HERACLES
85
HERMES
99
JASON AND THE GOLDEN FLEECE
105
SISYPHUS
177
ZEUS AND HERA
183
BIBLIOGRAPHY
189
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
191
INDEX OF NAMES AND PLACES
197
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
203
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Suzanne I. Barchers, EdD, is the author of two college textbooks, over 20 readers theatre and teacher resource books, and more than 100 educational books for children. She is past president of the Association of Educational Publishers and serves on the PBS Kids Next Generation Advisory Board. Barchers has served as a public school teacher, affiliate faculty for the University of Colorado-Denver, acquisitions editor for Teacher Ideas Press, editor and chief of Leapfrog, and managing editor at Weekly Reader. Barchers writes and consults from her home.

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