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Adventures of the Bailey School Kids

#22 Cyclops Doesn't Roller Skate

Lesson Plan:
It’s All Greek to Me!
Greek myths are full of stories about unusual creatures like Cyclops. Find other Greek myths to share with your class.

ISBN-13: 978-0785796350 Interest Level Grades 2 - 6 Reading Level Grade level Equivalent: 3.5 Lexile® Measure: 600L DRA: 24 Guided Reading: M   AR Quiz No. 12768 EN Fiction IL: LG - BL: 3.7 - AR Pts: 1.0 AR Quiz Types: RP, VP
Why do you use monsters in your books, and how do you think up the names of the monsters?
We both like stories about folklore characters, so that's why we thought it would be fun to write stories about vampires and werewolves. We like to use funny names for the folklore characters, and we also try to think of a name that is connected to that kind of character. For instance, in Cyclops Doesn't Roller Skate, our spooky character is named Dr. Polly. The name Polly is actually a shortened version of Polyphemus, a Cyclops in a famous Greek legend.  (This was taken from an interview.  Click here for the entire interview.)

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