Roman Myths

Lesson 5

Essential Task

Includes an Essential Task


Explain how Jupiter’s actions contributed to the sequence of events.

Readings and Materials

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

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Target Task


Multiple Choice

Which statement best describes Jupiter’s role in Io’s life?

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Writing Prompt

How did Jupiter’s actions contribute to the sequence of events?

Mastery Response


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disobey     (v.)

to go against what you are told

sorrowfully     (adv.)

doing something with sadness

aimless     (adj.)

without a goal or purpose

watchful     (adj.)

paying careful attention

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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.

Spiral Standards