The Wooden Horse

One of the greatest tricks of all time is so well known that it has become its own colloquialism. Introduce elementary readers to "The Wooden Horse," an adaptation of the legendary story from Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid, with a fun audio retelling.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow class members to listen and read along on individual devices or computers
  • Have learners jot down questions they have as they listen to discuss with partners or groups after the story
  • Include in a unit on ancient Greece
Classroom Considerations

  • Story begins with a short introduction and ends with a short conclusion, neither of which match the transcript
  • Audio duration is 12:36 
  • Navigating the audio portion of the story is easier with the downloadable file than the streaming file
Pros

  • A great way to differentiate instruction for struggling learners
  • Storytelling is clear and vivid, making a difficult story accessible to younger readers
Cons

  • None