Foreshadowing is a literary device that hints at what is to come later in the story. Foreshadowing is often in the thoughts or dialogue of the characters, but can also be presented in the actions or events of the story. Have your students go on a scavenger hunt for instances of foreshadowing in The Lightning Thief.
This activity can be done while the students read (where they can make predictions of what they believe is being foreshadowed), or after they've read a section to identify the payoff. Using a spider map, students will create a cell for each instance and place a relevant quote in the description box. They'll then use the cell to illustrate what might happen with the foreshadowing.
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Create a spider map illustrating instances of foreshadowing in The Lightning Thief.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: ForeshadowingCommon Core Standards