This is the "Home" page of the "The Lightning Thief -Greek Gods/Goddesses/Creatures - Ballinger/Ritchie/Irvin" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

The Lightning Thief -Greek Gods/Goddesses/Creatures - Ballinger/Ritchie/Irvin   Tags: goddesses, gods, greek mythology, lightning thief, monsters, percy jackson, rick riordan  

Expert Group assignment on a topic associated with the study of The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2017 URL: Print Guide

Home Print Page

Expert Group Guidelines - Ritchie/Ballinger

Expert Group Guidelines

You and your partner(s) will be assigned a topic associated with the novel Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1:
The Lightning Thief to research. You will give a presentation in class to teach your classmates about your assigned mythological character. Your purpose is to provide background information to help clarify what the author is talking about, and you will present your information in a brief 2-3 minute presentation.

Requirements: Using the Internet or books, find at least 5 facts to share about your topic. This will be a quiz grade. Everyone in the group MUST contribute.


Please answer the following questions about your god, goddess, or creature.

1. What are their symbols? If it is a monster, what does it look like?

2. What are their powers?

3. What ae they the god or goddess of? If doing a creature, what is their purpose?

4. How/Why were they created/born?

5. Any other interesting fact you learned about your god/goddess/creature.

Sources: Please write down ANY source that you got your information from. Google is NOT a source!!!

  • If the Internet, copy the URL (web address)



  • If information comes from a book, copy the title, author, and page(s) your information came from.



Oral Presentation: Must stand while presenting; may use visual aids (but not required); each student earns separate grade, so all members must speak during presentation; see attached rubric


Tell Us What You Think About This LibGuide

Was this information helpful?

How useful is this page?
(1 = Not Useful, 5 = Very Useful!)

Additional comments:

Your Email:


The Lightning Thief Movie Trailer


Rubric for Greek Gods, Goddesses, and Monsters Assignment

Student Name   ___________________



A (97)

B  (90)

C  (82)

D  (74)


Shows a   full understanding of the topic.

Shows a   good understanding of the topic.

Shows a   good understanding of parts of the topic.

Does not   seem to understand the topic very well.


Student is   completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed.

Student   seems pretty prepared but might have needed a couple more rehearsals.

The student   is somewhat prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal was lacking.

Student   does not seem at all prepared to present.

Speaks   Clearly

Speaks   clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, and mispronounces no words.

Speaks   clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, but mispronounces one word.

Speaks   clearly and distinctly most ( 94-85%) of the time. Mispronounces no more than   one word.

Often   mumbles or can not be understood OR mispronounces more than one word.

Posture   and Eye Contact

Stands up   straight, looks relaxed and confident. Establishes eye contact with everyone   in the room during the presentation.

Stands up   straight and establishes eye contact with everyone in the room during the   presentation.

Sometimes   stands up straight and establishes eye contact.

Slouches   and/or does not look at people during the presentation.











Final Grade:  


God/Goddess/Monster Chart


What is their purpose?

What are their powers?









































Loading  Loading...