Roman Myths

Lesson 3

Objective

Describe the central message of “The Oak and the Linden Tree” and how it is conveyed through key details.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Classic Starts: Roman Myths by Diane Namm  pp. 33 – 37 — “The Oak and the Linden Tree”

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

What statement best describes a central message in the story?

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Which sentence from “The Oak and the Linden Tree” best supports the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

What is the central message of "The Oak and the Linden Tree"? How does the author use key details to convey the central message?

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • Why is the chapter titled "The Oak and the Linden Tree?"

Vocabulary

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took pity     (v.)

felt sadness or sympathy for someone

overwhelmed     (v.)

given too much of something

wickedness     (n.)

the state of being morally bad

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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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L.3.4.b

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RL.3.1

RL.3.10

RL.3.4

SL.3.1

W.3.10