Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is written in the first person and is narrated by Percy Jackson, a twelve-year-old boy diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. While on a school trip to a museum, strange things begin to happen, and Percy learns that he is a demigod – the son of a human and a Greek god.
Watch actor and TV presenter Stephen Fry read an extract from Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief.
Think about the following:
What do you notice about this style of writing?
What impression do you have of Percy so far?
What do you think about this as an opening for a book?
Now watch Stephen read another extract from Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief and think about the following:
What do you notice about the language in this extract?
What happens to Percy’s pen?
Do you think Percy feels confident?
Do you think Percy was responsible for what happens?
Read the extract and complete the activities.
You can also access all of the activities through this BBC Bitesize website link...