Popular fiction throughout the ages colors the way people speak. In this short lesson, students will read a myth and non-fiction paragraph in order to identify and define words that come from mythology.
Introduce the lesson by talking to the students about fairy tales.
Since this not a new genre or topic for them, use 'activation' questions to get them responding and excited. Some examples of activation questions are: Can anyone name a myth? Can you tell me what a myth is? Do we say anything in normal conversation that might come from a myth?
Odds are that last question will stump most, if not all, of the students. Use it as the lead in. For example: "It's okay if you can't think of anything right away, because that is what we're going to learn about today!"