Roman Myths

Lesson 11


Describe how Psyche’s sisters influence her and the sequence of events in the story.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Classic Starts: Roman Myths by Diane Namm  pp. 108 – 119 — “Cupid and Psyche”

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Target Task


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What happens because Psyche visited with her sisters?

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Writing Prompt

How did Psyche’s sisters influence her? Was it a positive or negative influence?

Mastery Response


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Key Questions


  • What description does the author include to show what Psyche's new home was like? What mood does it create? Why?
  • Why was Psyche "bewildered" by the nightly appearances? What caused her feelings to change?
  • What warning does Psyche's husband give? Why?
  • What does it mean to taunt someone? In what ways were Psyche's sisters taunting her? How did their actions influence her?



bear     (v.)

to endure something

desperately     (adv.)

doing something in a way that involves despair

persuade     (v.)

to convince someone to do something

envy     (v.)

to want what others have

taunted     (v.)

to say insulting things to someone in order to make them angry

delightfully     (adv.)

doing something in a way that brings happiness

unseen     (adj.)

not seen; not predicted

disappearance     (n.)

when something stops being visible

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.3.3 — Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

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