Helen of Troy

Bibliographic Information: From Myths on stroynory.com

Short Annotation: About the story of Helen of Troy and her journey of how she came to power.

Genre: Myth

Grade Level: 5th grade

Readers who will like this book: Readers that have a hard time reading and need to hear a story in order to comprehend.

Personal Response and Rating: (1-4): 3. I loved how you needed to use your imagination to picture what was going on. But at the same time you did not have a visuals to base on what is taking place during the story.

Text- Dependent Question: How did the war between the Greeks and Trojans start?

Reading Strategy:

  1. Tompkins: Sketch to Stretch
  2. Students draw a picture of what is taking place in a story and then discuss as a class or in small groups their drawings.
  3. This is an appropriate strategy for this book because students are unable to a book to depict what characters look like because this is an audiobook. So if students are able to draw their own depictions the teacher can see what the student comprehended from this.