Roman Myths

Lesson 8 - Narrative Writing - 2 Days

Objective

Write a story about what happens when Hercules tries to return the golden apples 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  — “Atlas and the Eleventh Labor of Hercules”

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

The next day, Hercules has to return the golden apples to King Eurypterus. Write a story about what happens when he tries to return the apples. Be sure to include:

  • The settings, characters, and a logical sequence of events from Atlas and the Eleventh Labor of Hercules
  • Hercules’ thoughts and feelings 
  • Dialogue and description similar to Atlas and the Eleventh Labor of Hercules

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Common Core Standards

  • 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.

Spiral Standards

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W.3.10

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