Icarus and the Wings: A Greek Myth with Audio and Photos

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by English with Imagination

Price: 225 points or $2.25 USD

Subjects: ela,reading,englishSecondLanguage,fluency,foundationalSkills,literature,litReadingComprehension

Grades: 4,5,6,7,8

Description: Meets the following Common Core Standard: CCSS.ELA Reading Literature: .RL.3.2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales and myths from diverse cultures. Icarus and his father are trapped in a high tower. His father builds some incredible wings... Children can listen as they read along with this ebook featuring audio. The story is adapted for English learners and illustrated with real photos that will capture children's imaginations. Your students will develop fluency and vocabulary as they listen and read. You can make the story available in learning centers, project it on the whiteboard for whole-class instruction or assign it for children to practice reading at home. This story is perfect for an ESL unit on Greek mythology and supports social emotional learning. The myth lends itself well to conversations about impulse control and inquiries into the attractions and dangers of technology. I wrote this story for my students, who are learning English as a foreign language in elementary school. They love the excitement and fantasy elements of Greek mythology. I wanted some ebooks that I could send them to practice reading at home. I found ebooks to buy for my classroom, but none that I could send to families. So I wrote some myself!