Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction — Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.

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Main Focus: Authorial Intent - Chapter 1

In this resource, we look at the strategies Rick Riordan has used within chapter 1 of the book and dig deeper into why such techniques have been used and the impact this has on the story development and on the reader.

It is very important that children get to recognise the techniques authors use in their stories, choice of narrator, short sentences, broken sentences, self talk, questions to encourage reflection and thought, as well as many more.

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Main Focus: Character Study - Chapter 4

This is a character study activity and focuses on the character Glover, Percy, Percy’s mum and The Minotaur.

Your class will answer the questions and reflect on the characters and their actions and knowledge from chapter 4.

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Main Focus: Spelling Challenge - Chapters 5 & 6

In this activity, your UKS2 class will listen to the teacher/TA reading out the sentences and fill in the missing word from each sentence.

Each word has been taken from the UKS2 statutory word list below.
unconscious embarrassment average
government mischievous immediately
determined explanation lightning

Main Focus: Comprehension - Chapter 7

This is a comprehension resource linked to chapter 7 of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief book.

We have differentiated this comprehension and group the questions into retrieval, vocabulary and inference to challenge your KS2 class.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension - Chapter 10

This resource is linked to some of the lovely vocabulary used in chapter 10 of the first in the series of Percy Jackson book, written by Rick Riordan.

Your Year 5 / Year 6 class will look at the sentences and place fitting words to complete each sentence.

You can also explore the words more with your class after the activity and look at definitions and applying to a new context.

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Main Focus: Comprehension - Chapter 16

This is another comprehension aimed at KS2 classes Year 5 and Year 6.

For this comprehension we have focused on chapter 16 of the story and broken down the questions into different categories.

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Main Focus: Punctuation - Chapter 21

Your class will rewrite the following paragraph, adding in all the correct punctuation. They will need to use capital letters, full stops, question marks, commas apostrophes and inverted commas.

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Main Focus: Inference - Chapter 11

This resource pack is linked to chapter 11 of the Percy Jackson story and is aimed at Year 5 and Year 6, Ks2 classes.

Your class will read chapter 11 and answer the questions to encourage them to make inferences and deductions.

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Main Focus: Non-Fiction - Greek Gods

This is a non-fiction comprehension resource that focuses on the Ancient Greek Gods.

Your class will learn about the gods Poseidon, Zeus, Athena, Hades and Odysseus, as well as being introduced to Homer, Mount Olympus and more…


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