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The red pyramid

The Red Pyramid

Rick Riordan


Settings p 25 l a notebook

Settingsp. 25 L.A. notebook

  • London, England

  • Brooklyn, New York

  • Paris, France

  • Washington, D.C.

  • Cairo, Egypt

  • Memphis, Tennessee

  • Las Cruces, New Mexico

  • Phoenix, Arizona

  • The Duat

Using Google Earth

Open the app

Find 1-2 interesting things about each place

Write location and what the place looks like in your notebook


Main characters kane family

Main Characters Kane Family

  • Carter Kane – lived and travelled with father around the world

  • Sadie Kane – lived with grandparents in England

  • Julius Kane – father-entombed by gods

  • Ruby Kane – mother died in battle with gods

  • Muffin/Beast – the children’s cat – Goddess

  • Uncle Amos – watches over children


Egyptian gods characters

Egyptian Gods Characters

  • Osiris – God of the Dead

  • Isis – Goddess of Magic

  • Horus – God of the Pharaohs

  • Set – God of the desert, Chaos

  • Thoth – God of Wisdom and Knowledge

  • Anubis – God of funerals and embalming

  • Apophis – God of evil, darkness


Egyptian creatures

Egyptian Creatures

  • Set animal

  • Shabti

  • Serpopards

  • Ammit the devourer

  • Khufu the baboon

  • Philip of Macedonia - crocodile


Main problems

Main Problems

  • Carter and Sadie’s dad is entombed at a British museum and disappears

  • Carter and Sadie’s dad released gods from the Rosetta Stone

  • Carter and Sadie realize that they are related to ancient Egyptian pharaohs and have to stop the god set before the end of the Demon Days


Read the red pyramid to find out

Read the Red Pyramid to find out…

  • Which Egyptian gods are using Carter and Sadie as hosts…

  • How Egyptian history is used to tell the story…

  • How Carter and Sadie grow in power as the story progresses…

  • If Carter and Sadie are able to save their dad and the world…


About the author

About the author..

  • No need to write this down!!

  • Born on June 5, 1964

  • English and history teacher for 15 years in private and public schools in California and Texas

  • Also writes adult novels

  • June 28, 2005 released The Lightning Thief – which began his venture into children’s literature


Mystery and adventure

Mystery and adventure

  • Main themes in his books are

    • Greek Gods and mythology

    • Ben Franklin, catacombs, Revolutionary Era

    • Egyptian Gods and Pharaohs

    • Travelling across the United States and around the world

    • Exploring hidden libraries

    • Ancient ways of life


Prior to reading

DAY 2

Prior to reading….

  • Write in your notebook the answer to these questions.

    • What do you know about Egyptian Gods and Pharaohs?

    • What is the Rosetta Stone?


Chapter 1

Chapter 1

  • In your notebook begin a Gods and Goddesses List: (skip a space between each god we add)

    • Amun

  • Vocab

    • 1. exudes

    • 2. agitated

    • 3. scowled

    • Answer in your notebook:

    • Have you even travelled outside of the country?

    • If you could go on an “adventure” to another country, where would you choose?


Chapter 2

  • Vocab

    • cretins

    • wringing

    • erratic

    • extremist

Chapter 3

Chapter 2

  • Add to gods and pharoahs list

    • Anubis

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Would you like to have the power that the fiery man has?

    • If you had any type of power, what would you choose?

    • DRAW – Draw in your notebook what happened in the museum!

    • Put this on page 29. Use COLOR!

  • Add

    • Atum

  • Write in your notebook

    • What is one gift you remember receiving that was special to you?Explain

    • What is one gift that you gave to someone that was special?Explain

  • Main Characters sheet

    • Amos

    • Ruby

  • Vocab

    • 4. ominous

    • 5. deciphering


Chapter 21

Chapter 2

  • Add to gods and pharaohs list

    • Anubis

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Would you like to have the power that the fiery man has?

    • If you had any type of power, what would you choose?

    • DRAW – Draw in your notebook what happened in the museum!


Chapter 3

Chapter 3

  • Vocab

    • cretins

    • wringing

    • erratic

    • extremist

  • Add

    • Atum

  • Write in your notebook

    • What is one gift you remember receiving that was special to you?Explain

    • What is one gift that you gave to someone that was special?Explain

  • Main Characters sheet

    • Amos

    • Ruby


Chapter 31

Chapter 3

  • Vocab

    • cretins

    • wringing

    • erratic

    • extremist


Chapter 4

Chapter 4

  • Add

    • Bastet – Protective goddess of cats

  • Vocab

    • horrid

    • vaporized

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • If you were going to another country, what is the one thing that you would be sure to take with you?


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5 & 6

  • Add

    • Geb – God of the Earth

  • Vocab

    • inquisitive

  • Answer in your notebook

    • Describe a dream or vision that you have.

  • Add

    • Horus – God of the Sky

    • Visualize

      • Sketch and color a picture of the Great Room

      • Be ready to share 


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7 & 8

  • Add

    • Ma’at – Goddess of Truth, Justice, and Harmony

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • What happened to Muffin when Sadie tossed her on the floor?

  • Vocab

    • Berserk

    • Stammered

    • Futilely

    • Chided

  • Add

    • Hathor – Goddess of Love, Music, and Dance

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • What were the six items in the dad’s handbag?

    • What were the Demon Days?

  • Vocab –

    • Faltered


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9 & 10

  • Add

    • Hapy – God of Inundation

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • What are the two forces that control the universe?

    • What is a Serqet.

  • Vocab

    • Residual

    • auspicious

  • Add

    • Ra – Sun god

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • What is a carrier? What is their mission?

    • What deal did Bast make with the father?

  • Vocab:


11 12

11 & 12

  • Add

    • Nun – Waters of Chaos

  • Answer in notebook:

    • Would you want to be friends with Zia?

  • Vocab

  • Add

    • Seshat – Goddess of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Writing

  • Answer in notebook:

    • What were the five reasons that Sadie gave to show how she was devastated.

  • Vocab


13 14

13 & 14

  • Add

    • Khepri

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Describe Ptolemaic times.

    • What kingdom would you like to live in if you had a choice? Why? Give specific reasons

  • Vocab

  • Add

    • King Tut – Egyptian Pharaoh

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • None

  • Vocab


15 16

15 & 16

  • Add

    • Nephthys

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • What weapon did Carter pull out of the satchel?

    • What are Divine words?

  • Vocab

  • DRAW: Draw a picture of what you think Carter looked like when he transformed.

  • Add

    • Isis

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Would you like to spend the night with Sadie in the dormitory? Why?

    • Who is the only one who can master a god’s power? In the story?

  • Vocab


17 18

17 & 18

  • Add

    • Ptah

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Describe the transformation process into animal form.

    • What type of animal would scare you out of the mansion? WHY?

  • Vocab

  • Add

    • Osiris

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Who saved Carter and Sadie as they traveled through the obelisk?

  • Vocab


19 20

19 & 20

  • Add

    • Thoth

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • What three or four words would you use to describe yourself? Explain each word.

  • Vocab

  • Add

    • Ra-Horakhty

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Where in North America would you like to visit?

  • Vocab


21 22

21 & 22

  • Add

    • Tefnut

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • How did Carter defeat the set animal?

    • Describe the Red Pyramid. Use the words mountain, limestone, ramps, and blood red color.

  • Vocab

  • Add

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • How did Carter transform back to human form?

    • What is the significance of the locker combination 13/32/33?

  • Vocab


23 24

23 & 24

  • Add

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Why was Elvis important?

    • What did the man in the cowboy hat morph into?

  • Vocab

  • Add

    • Shu

  • Answer in your notebook:

  • Vocab


25 26

25 & 26

  • Add

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • What did bast fight when their parents released her form the Obelisk?

    • What was the First Cataract?

  • Vocab

  • Add

    • Seth

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • What was the pyramid that was in Memphis? What was it’s use?

    • What is the Land of the Dead? How do they get there?

  • Vocab


27 28

27 & 28

  • Add

    • Sekhmet

  • Answer in your notebook:

  • Vocab

  • Add

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Why were rich Egyptians buried with the Book of the Dead?

    • Describe the journey on the River of Night.

    • Predict what will happen on the Lake of Fire? Why do you think this?


29 30

29 & 30

  • Add

    • Tawaret

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Describe Sobek in detail.

  • Vocab

  • Add

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Why was Carter having doubts if Desjardins was hosting Set?

    • Have you ever promised someone something? Did you follow through? Explain why you did or did not follow through with your promise.

  • Vocab


31 32

31 & 32

  • Add

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • Why were the ancient pyramids built?

  • Vocab

  • Add

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • What are the demons planning to do with Osiris? What will happen to them?

  • Vocab


33 34

33 & 34

  • Add

  • Answer in your notebook:

    • What does Carter think Zia is host to? Why?

    • Do you think Zia is Nephthys? Why or why not?

  • Vocab

  • Add

  • Answer in your notebook:

  • Vocab


35 36

35 & 36

  • Add

  • Answer in your notebook:

  • Vocab

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