Teacher's Guides

Feel free to use any of these materials in your classroom or library. Click each link below to either view or download a resource.

A Complete Lightning Thief Unit

Curriculum by Kathleen Joaquin of SAISD, including vocabulary activities, quizzes and more!

The Lightning Thief: A Teacher’s Guide

This is a full-length guide with activities and discussion questions for every chapter, designed for classroom teachers who would like to teach a unit on The Lightning Thief and/or Greek Mythology. It incorporates most of Rick’s favorite reading and writing activities from his years as a teacher.

Literature Circle Questions

A guide for The Sea of Monsters, featuring a new author interview, discussion questions and class activities!

The Titan’s Curse: Discussion Guide

This is designed for students who are doing an author report on Rick Riordan and need information

Project Ideas

More great student projects from a variety of schools.

The Red Pyramid Teacher’s Guide and Event Guide

Click here to view the Kane Chronicles Teacher’s Guide and Event Kit.

A Readers Theater from Lightning Thief

This is an easy-to-use, five minute script to get your kids into the book by acting it out! Thanks to Mary Milligan, who prepared this for the Texas Library Association’s Bluebonnet Award list.

Percy Party Event Guide

Originally designed for the launch of Titan’s Curse, this event planner offers ideas and activities for throwing a Percy party in your classroom or library.

The Lightning Thief Rationale

From the Scholastic Book Club edition of The Lightning Thief.

The Hidden Oracle Activity Kit

Click here to view The Hidden Oracle Activity Kit.

Mark of Athena Olympic Event Kit

Click here to view the Mark of Athena Event Kit.

House of Hades Event Kit

Click here to view the House of Hades Event Kit.

Greek Gods Event Kit

Click here to view the Greek Gods Event Kit.

The Lost Hero Event Kit

Click here to view The Lost Hero Event Kit.

Egyptian Celebration Kit

Click here to explore the Egyptian Celebration Kit for the Kane Chronicles.

Greek Heroes Activity Kit

Click here to download the Greek Heroes Activity Kit.

Sword of Summer Activity Kit

Click here to view the Sword of Summer Activity Kit.

The Lost Hero Discussion Guide

This guide was created by Rose Brock, a school librarian and doctoral candidate at Texas Woman’s University, specializing in children’s and young adult literature. Click here to view the Lost Hero Discussion Guide.

Sword of Summer Educator’s Guide

This guide is aligned with the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards (CCR) for Literature, Writing, Language, and Speaking and Listening. Click here to view the Sword of Summer Educator’s Guide.

Son of Neptune Literary Guide

Click here to view the Son of Neptune Literary Guide.

The Last Olympian Discussion & Teacher’s Guide

This guide was created by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, a reading specialist and children’s author. Click here to view The Last Olympian Discussion and Teacher’s Guide.

The Sea of Monsters

This guide was created by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, a reading specialist and author of the book Sketches from a Spy Tree. Click here to view the Sea of Monsters Discussion Guide.

Mark of Athena Discussion Guide

Click here to view the Mark of Athena Discussion Guide.

Battle of the Labyrinth Discussion Guide

This guide was created by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, a reading specialist at Endeavor Elementary and an award-winning children’s author. Click here to view the Battle of the Labyrinth Discussion Guide.

Kane Chonicles Series Educator Guide

This guide was created by Rose Brock, a school librarian and doctoral candidate at Texas Woman’s University specializing in children’s and young adult literature. Click here to view the Educator Guide for the Kane Chronicles Series.

Heroes of Olympus Series Guide

This guide is aligned with the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards (CCR) for Reading in the areas of Literature, Writing, and Language. Click here to view the Heroes of Olympus Series Guide.

The Lightning Thief Activity Kit

Click here to view the Lightning Thief Activity Kit.

The Lightning Thief: A Reader’s Guide

A curriculum rationale, based on NCTE models, for those teachers considering Percy Jackson for classroom use.