3 - Mrs. Nabulsi's Weebly Wiesbaden Middle School DODDS


“We Hail the Taxi of Eternal


1. hail

2. eternal


4. cannibals

5. homeless



















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Select five words from the vocabulary list that are verbs and make them into nouns.

Select five words from the vocabulary list that have suffixes and tell the part of speech each is.

Thalia’s tree

The Graiai The Graiai, or the three Gray Sisters, were beautiful. They were described as "fair-faced and swan-like" but they had gray hair from the day they were born and they shared one eye and one tooth, but they lost even that when Perseus stole their eye and later threw it in a lake. Despite being so easily taken advantage of, they were very wise. Their names were:

Deino or Dread (or Terrible)

Enyo or Horror (or War-like)

Pemphredo or Alarm (or Wasp)

They were probably goddesses worshipped by the swan cults (swans were not just a symbol of beauty, but also of cunning and other darker meanings).

Ganymede is the young, beautiful boy that became one of Zeus ' lovers. One source of the myth says that Zeus fell in love with Ganymede when he spotted him herding his flock on Mount Ida.

Zeus then came down in the form of an eagle or sent an eagle to carry Ganymede to Mount

Olympus where Ganymede became cupbearer to the gods. According to other accounts, Eos kidnapped Ganymede, to be her lover, at the same time she kidnapped Tithonus. Zeus then robbed Eos of Ganymede, in return granting Eos the wish that Tithonus be immortal.

Unthinkingly, Eos forgot to ask that Tithonus remain youthful. Everyday, the faithful Eos watched over Tithonus, until one day she locked him in a room and left him to get old by himself.

When Ganymede's father, King Tros of Troy or Laomedon , found out about Ganymede's disappearance, he grieved so hard that Zeus sent Hermes on his behalf to give Tros or

Laomedon two storm footed horses. In other accounts, Zeus gave Tros a golden vine and two swift horses that could run over water. Hermes was also ordered to assure the bereaved father that Ganymede was and would be immortal. Later, Heracles asked for the two beautiful horses in exchange for destroying the sea monster sent by Poseidon to besiege the city of Troy. Tros agreed and Heracles became the owner of the bribe sent by Zeus to Tros.

Upon hearing that Ganymede was to be cup bearer as well as Zeus' lover, the infinitely jealous

Hera was outraged. Therefor Zeus set Ganymede's image among the stars as the constellation

Aquarius, the water carrier. Aquarius was originally the Egyptian god over the Nile. The

Egyptian god poured water not wine from a flagon.

All of Zeus' scandalous liaisons have allegorical meanings. Some sources say that Zeus' affair with Ganymede was a (religious) justification for homosexuality within the Greek culture, yet others state that this is merely a reflection of Greek life at that time. Before the popularity of the

Zeus and Ganymede myth spread, however, the only toleration for sodomy was an external form of goddess worship. Cybele 's male devotees tried to achieve unity with her by castrating themselves and dressing like women.

Apollodorus argued that this myth emphasized the victory of patriarchy over matriarchy. This showed that men did not need women to exist, therefor they did not need the attentions of women. The philosopher Plato used this myth to justify his sexual feelings towards male pupils.

Odysseus sends three of his crew to explore the island of the Laistrygonians:

They left the ship and walked on a smooth road where the wagons carried the timber down from the high hills to the city, and there in front of the town they met a girl drawing water.

This was the powerful daughter of the


Antiphates, who had gone down to the sweetrunning wellspring,

Artakie, whence they would carry their water back to the city.

My men stood by her and talked with her, and asked her who was king of these people and who was lord over them. She readily pointed out to them the high-roofed house of her father.

But when they entered the glorious house, they found there a woman as big as a mountain peak, and the sight of her filled them with horror.

At once she summoned famous Antiphates, her husband, from their assembly, and he devised dismal death against them.

He snatched up one of my companions, and prepared him for dinner, but the other two darted away in flight, and got back to my ship.

The king raised the cry through the city. Hearing him the powerful

Laistrygones came swarming up from every direction, tens of thousands of them, and not like men, like giants.

These, standing along the cliffs, pelted my men with man-sized boulders, and a horrid racket went up by the ships, of men being killed and ships being smashed to pieces. They speared them like fish, and carried them away for their joyless feasting.

But while they were destroying them in the deep-water harbour, meanwhile I, drawing from beside my thigh the sharp sword, chopped away the cable that tied the ship with the dark prow, and called out to my companions, and urged them with all speed to throw their weight on the oars and escape the threatening evil, and they made the water fly, fearing destruction. Gladly my ship, and only mine, fled out from the overhanging cliffs to the open water, but the others were destroyed there.

1. What is Annabeth’s attitude toward Tyson? Why?

2.Why does Percy feel obligated to Tyson?

3. What was the condition of Tyson’s hands?

4.What does Annabeth reveal about Tyson?

5.Who were the monsters in the gym? Describe what they eat.

6.What question does Annabeth ask Percy to which he speaks of Grover?

7.What do the grey eyes symbolize?

8.What does Annabeth tell Percy that his mother also told him?

9.What is inferred that has kept monsters away from Percy? Have monsters bothered Annabeth?

10. How does Percy describe himself and Annabeth to Tyson?

11. How did the trio get to Camp Half-blood?

12.How does Annabeth get the taxi?

13. Who was driving the taxi?

14. What are your feelings about Tyson by the way Annabeth consents to take him to Camp Half-blood?

15. What were the names of the three sisters?

16. What physically was wrong with the gray sisters? What do they squabble about?

17.Who reminds them to buckle-up?

18.Who was feeling carsick? Why? What does Percy ask Annabeth to give


19. What do the Gray Sisters lose possession of?

20. Who retrieves it and what question is asked by him for the return of it?

21. What is “30, 31, 75, 12” the answer to? What do you think it means?

22. What is happening at Camp Half-blood?

Annabeth Chase



The Gray Sisters




New York- Church Street


Long Island

Can you trace the trip through NYC to

Long Island that the Gray Sisters took?

First Person - Percy


Percy vs Annabeth

Percy vs Gray Sisters

Gray Sisters vs Gray Sisters

Gray sisters vs blindness


Man vs man

Man vs supernatural

Man vs man

Man vs nature

Gray eyes

Eye of the Gray Sisters

Words as seen by Percy

Pine Tree

Chronological Order

• Quiz #1 (ch. 1-4, pgs. 1-56)

• Have students create a sequencing activity by illustrating events on index cards and placing them in the correct order.

• Have students write a dialogue from the eye telling its reaction to the sister and its reaction to the events in the car.

Read the story of Perseus from the internet or from a Greek myth anthology.

As a class, create an outline of major events from the hero's life. Have each student pick one scene and turn it into a comic book panel. When everyone is done, put the comic book together and display it on the bulletin board.

“I examined Tyson’s hands, which I was sure must’ve been scorched by the flaming dodge balls, but they looked fine” (p. 26).

“Well, Annabeth and I are half-bloods”

(p. 27).

“They have an eye” (p. 32).

“The location you seek” (p. 340)!

“30, 31, 75, 12” (p.36)!

____1. What kind of school is Yancy


A. a school for gifted students

B. a music school

C. a performing arts school

D. a school for students who behave badly

____2. Why can’t Percy get back at Nancy when she starts teasing Grover?

A. He is too scared.

B. He was already on probation.

C. Grover was handling it himself.

D. Mr. Brunner was sitting right next to him.

____3. What caused Percy to get in trouble with Mrs. Dodds?

A. He calls her an old sot.

B. He got caught cheating on a Tom

Sawyer book.

C. He did not complete his math homework.

D. He pushed Nancy into the fountain.

____4. Why does Percy think the whole school is playing a trick on him?

A. They always laugh when they see him.

B. They won’t talk to him.

C. They say Mrs. Kerr has always been the math teacher.

D. Mr. Brunner and Grover smile at him in a strange way.

____5. How does Grover react when

Percy tells him about the yarn cutting?

A. He gets very upset and frightened.

B. He laughs at him.

C. He gets angry.

D. He pretends he doesn’t hear him.

____6. Why is Montauk special to

Percy’s mom?

A. That is where she met Percy’s dad.

B. It is where she can get away from


C. It is where Percy was born.

D. It is the only place where she doesn’t have to work hard.

____7. What happened to Percy’s mom?

A. She got struck by lightning.

B. She died in a car wreck.

C. The Minotaur ran her over.

D. The Minotaur choked her.

1. Explain how

Annabeth hails the taxi.

9. Explain who the

Laistrogians are?

3. Explain why monsters hadn’t been chasing Percy and they have been chasing Annabeth.

How do we know?

1. Tableau (frozen scene) -- This is a fun way to get kids out of their seats, appeal to kinesthetic learners, and help kids remember major scenes from the book. It's a good idea to model this with a sample scene and volunteer students first. Call up four or five kids and announce that you are the sculptor. Pick a scene from The Sea of Monsters and assign the students parts. For instance, you might choose Grover appearing at the cabin door in the middle of a storm. Tell students how to pose and then order them to freeze in place. Grover could mime standing in a doorway, looking terrified. Sally could be holding the door, looking at Percy in horror, and Percy could be in bed, staring at Grover's hooves.

Other students could be the Minotaur approaching, or even the wind or the door. Give the scene a title, like "Midnight Surprise," and explain who is who. Finally, instruct each student to begin saying their characters thoughts aloud as soon as you touch them on the shoulder, and to keep talking until you touch their shoulder again.

Once students have the idea, break the class into groups of 4-5 and let them choose any other scene from the book so far to act out. It's a good idea to brainstorm a list of ideas together first, so no one pleads ignorance when it's time to choose a scene!

Don't worry if more than one group wants to do the same scene. Give students 5-10 to choose parts and prepare their scene. Remember: one student needs to be the sculptor; each actor must freeze in place, but must be ready to speak his/her thoughts when tapped; the scene must have a title. If you wish, you can give a small prize after the scenes are presented for best tableau

Read the chapter

Read the PowerPoint

Write the journal entry

Write a summary

Do the exercise related to vocabulary

Do the study questions

Do any extra assignments in PowerPoint for this chapter

Have students create a sequencing activity by illustrating events on index cards and placing them in the correct order.

Each student needs to write five events that happen in Chapter three on their own on index cards. They then must pool the cards and place them in order. In the even tell the characters involved and an action.

•You are the eye that belongs to the Gray

Sisters. Write a dialogue telling how you feel about how they treat you and what you wish would happen in chapter two as they fight.