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2 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbott Introducing the Selection Literary Focus: Legends Feature Menu

3 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbott

4 “WHOSO PULLETH OUT THIS SWORD FROM THIS STONE AND ANVIL IS RIGHTWISE KING BORN OF ENGLAND.”

5 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbott England is in chaos. England needs a King. And Merlin has a plan. Knights roam the countryside, looting and burning. No one is safe.

6 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone by Hudson Talbott [End of Section] But can a young orphan boy become king? Will the knights of England follow a lowly squire?

7 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Literary Focus: Legends As you read “King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone,” you will be asked to analyze legends. A legend is a very old story, passed down from one generation to the next, which usually has some connection to a real historical person or event.

8 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Literary Focus: Legends Legends combine historical facts with made-up events, which are often fantastic. Do you know any legends about these people? Benjamin Franklin George Washington Pocahontas Robin Hood

9 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Literary Focus: Legends [End of Section] King Arthur is probably the most famous hero of legend in Western literature. Perhaps he represents the leader who will return someday, in time of darkness and need, to save his people.

10 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Background The real Arthur—the hero behind the legend— probably lived around A.D Arthur is believed to have been a military leader of the people called the Britons.

11 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Background England changed hands many times during its early history. Its earliest inhabitants were called Iberians. They were driven out by the Celts around 500 B.C.

12 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Background The Romans invaded Britain in the first century B.C. and ruled for about 400 years. After the Roman armies left Britain, several groups tried to seize control, and there was much fighting.

13 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Background According to early legends, a leader named Arthur united the Britons and led them to victory against the invading Saxons. [End of Section] After Arthur’s death, the Saxons and the Angles conquered the Britons, but stories and songs about Arthur were passed down for hundreds of years.

14 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Preview the Vocabulary Vocabulary

15 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Preview the Vocabulary Here are some words that may help you understand the story. tournament n.: series of contests. integrity n.: honesty; uprightness. congregation n.: gathering. turbulent adj.: wild; disorderly.

16 King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone Please return to class and read the story. (Pages Using complete sentences, please complete the Reading Check. (a-e) Complete Thinking Critically #2 Hero’s Story/Arthur’s Story Chart.


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