Roman Myths

Lesson 6

Objective

Describe how Hercules’s actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Classic Starts: Roman Myths by Diane Namm  — “Atlas and the Eleventh Labor of Hercules”

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Based on evidence in “Atlas and the Eleventh Labor of Hercules,” which sentence best describes Hercules?

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Which sentence from “Atlas and the Eleventh Labor of Hercules” supports the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

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

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • Describe Hercules. Why did Juno hate Hercules?
  • How does Hercules trick Atlas with kindness? Explain.
  • How does Hercules respond when Atlas states that Hercules should continue holding up the sky?
  • What lesson do they both learn? Why?

Vocabulary

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sympathy     (n.)

caring about someone else's grief or misfortune

assured     (adj.)

confident

armful     (n.)

the amount you can carry with your arms

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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

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L.3.4.b

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RL.3.1

RL.3.10

SL.3.1

W.3.10