Description: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 9B


9B: Classifying

9B: Classifying

Description: Classify

✓ standard met

Selection: HiD-62


Grade level: 4
Word count: 1523 words
Author: Roger A. Ladd
Synopsis: The Round Table is just as famous as the legendary King Arthur and his knights.
Excerpt: Sir Gawain was the eldest son of King Lot of Orkney and Arthur's half-sister, Morgause. Sir Gawain was one of the greatest of the Knights of the Round Table. He liked to fight in the morning, if he could, because he grew three times stronger between the hours of nine and noon. Sir Gawain's brothers were Sir Agravain, Sir Gaheris, Sir Gareth, and Sir Mordred. They were also Knights of the Round Table.

Question: Based on what you read, Sir Gawain and his brothers Sir Agravain, Sir Gaheris, Sir Gareth, and Sir Mordred can all be classified as
  1. Knights of the Round Table.
  2. kings who went to war against Arthur.
  3. wizards who gave Arthur information.
  4. enemies of the kingdom.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: What makes a character a hero or a villain? List the names of characters who are heroes or villains and explain why they belong to that group. The characters can be from fiction or non-fiction texts.


Organization: Certica Solutions