Roman Myths

Lesson 15

Objective

Describe the central message of “Otus and Ephialtes, Twin Giants” and how it is conveyed through key details.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Classic Starts: Roman Myths by Diane Namm  — “Otus and Ephialtes, Twin Giants” (close read)

Subscribe to Fishtank Plus to unlock access to additional resources for this lesson, including:

  • Enhanced Lesson Plan
  • Essential Task Guide
  • Student Handout Editor
  • Vocabulary Package

 

Target Task

?

Multiple Choice

What is the central message of “Otus and Ephialtes, Twin Giants”?

Create a free account or sign in to view multiple choice options

Which piece of text evidence best supports your answer to part A?

Create a free account or sign in to view multiple choice options

Writing Prompt

What is the central message of Otus and Ephialtes? How does the author use key details to convey the central message?

Mastery Response

?

Create a free account or sign in to view Mastery Response

Vocabulary

?

dispute     (n.)

a disagreement or argument

flattered     (adj.)

how you feel when someone says something nice about you

despair     (n.)

a feeling of no hope

radiant     (adj.)

showing happiness or joy

Enhanced lesson plan

Enhanced Lesson Plan

Get recommendations on pacing and lesson structure, as well as suggestions for meeting the needs of a range of learners. Download Sample
 

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

?

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RL.3.1

RL.3.10

SL.3.1

W.3.10