It derived from the already existing Phoenician alphabet, out of which many other European scripts evolved. In its original form, the Greek alphabet did not have a distinction between upper — case and lower — case letters, just like the Latin alphabet; both of these scripts developed this distinction during the modern era. Some of the sounds of the letters of the Ancient Greek and the Modern Greek alphabet have changed due to phonological changes in the language. Moreover, words in Ancient Greek and the polytonic system can be combined with several diacritics, such as different types of accents and the iota subscript, thus effectively changing the way a word is pronounced.
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Welcome to My Lesson This series of lessons is part of a six week unit my school is implementing all about mythology and ancient Greece.
I call this week our "Dynamic Duo" week, explaining to students we get the best of both worlds, fiction and informational text. We learn real facts about ancient Greece, and read a fictional story that takes us back to the time of ancient Greece and the Olympics.
I was a little nervous about completing two chapter books in one week of ELA time, but my students did a great job! We are in the home stretch of our school year, and with solid routines in place, students utilized some of their literacy centers time to finish any work from our shared reading that we didn't get to in our regular reading class.
You'll notice some of our reading was done together as shared reading. This provided time for scaffolding, instruction, and guided practice.
However, other chapters were read independently, allowing students to practice their skills. The books are at the low-mid level of our Lexile band, which made me more comfortable having students complete more reading on their own. The Common Core Standards emphasize that students should be completing as much of the reading on their own as possible.
Please watch the short video to see why my students are reading two extended texts this week! I hope you find this series of lessons and resources helpful with your class as you learn about mythology and journey through ancient Greece!
Thank you to this website for providing great clip art my students love! Dynamic Duo Day Five. We review yesterday's informational and fiction reading by pairing and sharing written work from yesterday.
I have about students in each table group, so I ask them to each share either the main idea and supporting detail quotes, or one of their summaries with each other.
Similar to previous days, we review our Dynamic Duo Anchor Chart, and rubric at the back of our packet. To change things up a little bit, I call on students to lead the review. I start the students out by modeling reading aloud a few pages of chapter seven, "Let the Games Begin! While reading, I model using the chapter title to help me identify the main, or big idea of the chapter.
I use the headings to show all of the supporting details I'll learn about the Olympic games. I do the same for the fictional text, modeling the first two pages in chapter nine, "Fly Away Home" in Hour of the Olympics. While reading, I model recording any important events that occur for my summary later.
I pass out the Post-its from yesterday's review to help students with their work. Students read and write on page five in their Dynamic Duo packets. While the students are working, I move around the room making sure students are on task, and complimenting students who are using resources, and doing nice work.
I'll be assessing student work today, so I'm careful not to give students any answers, but rather encourage them to use the anchor chart, posters, and other things we've learned to use this week to support our learning. This way, I can see where the students are with their skills for the week.
Students will finish both books today, chapters 7 and 8 in Ancient Greece and the Olympics, and chapters 9 and 10 in Hour of the Olympics. If students don't finish before our shared reading time is up, they will finish at the beginning of our literacy centers time. Dynamic Duo Anchor Chart with Examples.
We review our skills for the week, looking over our posters and charts, discussing as we go. I ask the students to identify when it's important to find the main idea and supporting details while reading.
I also ask how summarizing can help them comprehend fictional text. I feel my students have worked very hard this week, especially in the area of RL3. They read two chapter books in one week!
Therefore, I think all of their hard work should be rewarded.Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic writing, numerals and mathematical problems using the ancient numbers and the Rosetta stone.
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One is based on mythological beings, places, and creatures, and the other has real people, places, and things from ancient Greece. Greek is the European (and Indo-European language) with the longest history.
The first documents come from the second half of the second millennium BC. There is no real break between ancient Greek and Modern Greek.