Roman Myths

Lesson 13 - Narrative Writing - 2 Days


Write a story about how Psyche responds to the fact that Cupid is gone when she wakes up by retelling key details from the text using descriptive details and clear sequence of events.

Readings and Materials

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

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Writing Prompt

The next day, Psyche wakes up and Cupid is gone. Write a story about how she responds and why. Be sure to use what you learned about Psyche and her sisters in “Cupid and Psyche.”

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Common Core Standards

  • L.3.1 — Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • L.3.2 — Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  • W.3.3 — Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

  • W.3.3.b — Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.

  • W.3.3.c — Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.

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