Roman Myths

Lesson 12

Essential Task

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Objective

Describe the central message of “Cupid and Psyche” and how it is conveyed through key details.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Classic Starts: Roman Myths by Diane Namm  — “Cupid and Psyche” (close read)

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

On page 117, Psyche’s sisters tell her that “perhaps one night” her husband will gobble her up. How does this affect what happens next?

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Which detail best supports the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

What is the central message of the story? How does the author use key details to convey the central message?

Mastery Response

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Vocabulary

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Review all vocabulary from the unit.

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.3.2 — Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

Spiral Standards

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RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RL.3.1

RL.3.10

RL.3.4

SL.3.1

W.3.10