Weekly Overview

Weekly Topics 

The focus of this week’s instruction is to strengthen writing skills by: 

  • Writing a myth from the perspective of Athena.   
  • Writing a paragraph that explains how an event in the story contributes to the overall plot of the story. 
  • Writing an opinion that explains which character in “Arachne” they would support. 
  • Writing a Greek myth with similar characteristics as “Arachne.”  Students will work individually and
  • collaboratively to identify the characteristics of a myth and write using them.   
  • Writing a descriptive paragraph about one of the main characters of the text.    

Lesson Overviews 

  • LESSON 1: Students will analyze the words and actions of a character in the text in order to determine the character’s point of view. 
  • LESSON 2: Students will analyze how the author develops the plot of the story “Arachne” and how each part contributes to the resolution of the story. 
  • LESSON 3: Students will understand how the author uses the conflict to build the story of Arachne. 
  • LESSON 4: Students will gain an understanding of how the reader of a text infers how a character feels by using text clues. 
  • LESSON 5: Write a story that contain the defining characteristics of a myth.

Materials List

The following materials list will be used for the entire four weeks: Materials List.

Weekly Assessment

Student Print Materials

Student activities and print materials (if applicable) are included in the daily lesson plans.

Alternative Video Links

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