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Reading Comprehension Worksheets-King Midas and the Golden Touch Google Interactive and Printable Resources

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Google Slide, PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 3 - 5

Review and practice multiple reading skills using the text “King Midas and the Golden Touch” with these digital and print resources.

Looking for Greek Myth Worksheets and Resources to Improve Reading Comprehension?

Mythology is a challenging curriculum area to fill, especially in elementary school. Many myths are written at a level far above that of young learners and often contain content that you cannot use in the classroom. This resource solves that problem by providing quality, classroom-appropriate text and activities to support young learners.

Our interactive Google Slides Greek mythology worksheets and activities will allow young learners to review critical reading comprehension skills, including theme, characterization, sequencing, and plot analysis. This resource centers around the myth of King Midas and the Golden Touch.

Through this activity, students will demonstrate knowledge with the following skills:

  • Reading grade-level text
  • Identifying the theme in a story
  • Analyzing a character using character traits
  • Using evidence from a text to support a statement
  • Writing a constructed response paragraph
  • Sequencing a story
  • Analyzing the plot of a story using a plot diagram.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided reading groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Have students work in pairs or small groups to read the text and complete the activities.

Provide read-aloud accommodations as needed.

Provide sentence starters or sentence frames to assist students in writing their responses.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage students to read other Greek myths, fables, and folktales and identify the themes, character traits, and sequences.

Have students write a myth or folktale and share it with the class.

🧑‍🏫 Group Learning

Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Interactive Google Slides version or the printable black and white PDF version for students.

Assign this interactive activity to Google Classroom. Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not Presentation mode. Students will click, drag, drop, and type their responses into the document.

Alternatively, you can also print our Greek mythology reading comprehension worksheets PDF and use them for your

  • Reading Centers
  • Spiral Review Activities
  • Formative assessments
  • Homework assignments
  • Substitute teacher lesson plans

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