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Book Series Study: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief

Mrs. Rutan (she/her)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(240)
In this 4 week course, students will read and discuss the first book in the Percy Jackson series

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Students will have read Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Students will be able to describe different character traits for each of the main characters. 
Students will be able to summarize and organize the story's plot in chronological order. 
Students will be able to recognize different references to Greek Mythology throughout the story. 
Students will be able to make predications based on context reading. 
My BA is in English Language and Literate Studies where I studied classical literature, children literature and Young Adult literature. I have taught and tutored for reading comprehension and understanding of the English language for the past 4 years. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 
Homework Offered
Week 1: Chapter 1-3, Chapter 4-6 Week 2: Chapter 7-9, Chapter 10-12 Week 3: Chapter 13-15, Chapter 16-18 Week 4: Chapter 19-21, Chapter 22
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
A copy of the book: Percy Jackson and the Olympians- The Lightning Thief 
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a very popular series. The writing is age appropriate for children within ages 10+ but can be good for mature readers. Content warnings (potential spoilers) for the first book includes: 
Mild fighting violence- demigods (children of gods: half-mortal, half- immortal) learn how to fight Greek monsters who attack and try to kill them. 
Death- Greek monsters are shown to die by turning into dust. Percy slices off the head of Medusa. 
Injury- Percy and his friends sometimes sustain injuries as they fight. 
Bullying- One character bullies Percy while he's at camp.
Child neglect- Some of the characters have backgrounds where they come from hard family backgrounds due to one parent being a God and absent in family life.
Lotus Casino- Percy and his friends get trapped in a hotel casino that makes them believe they want to stay there forever. 
Greek Mythology- References to Greek myths and the incorporation of the Greek Gods in the world is explained but does not give negative to any other religion. Percy travels to the Underworld. Discussion and comparison of original Greek myths may be talked about in class if necessary. 
The first book of Percy Jackson and the Olympians is required for class. Copies may include physical book, e-book, or audio book but students must have a copy in order to participate and follow along in class. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(240)
About Mrs. Rutan:
My name is Madelynn Rutan and I am a literary enthusiast, lover of cats, pianist, and travel buff. I have been to 14 countries throughout my life and hope to continue to travel even more. I love learning about different cultures,... 
Group Class


for 8 classes
2x per week, 4 weeks
45 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-13
2-6 learners per class

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