Interpreting Perspectives: Greek Myths

Lesson 14
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ELA

Unit 4

4th Grade

Lesson 14 of 23

Objective


Summarize "Echo and Narcissus."

Readings and Materials


  • Book: The McElderry Book of Greek Myths by Eric A. Kimmel  pp. 22 – 29

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Summarize "Echo and Narcissus."

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Key Questions


  • Describe Echo. How did the others feel about Echo?

  • What does it mean to "have the last word"?

  • How does Hera punish Echo? Why?

  • Describe Narcissus. How did he respond to Echo? Why?

  • Why does Narcissus gaze and gaze into the water? What happens to him?

  • What point of view is the story told in? How does the point of view influence what the reader "sees" and "hears"?

Vocabulary


seldom

adv.

not often

echo

v.

to repeat a sound over and over

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Common Core Standards


  • RL.4.2 — Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
  • RL.4.3 — Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

Supporting Standards

L.4.4
RF.4.3
RF.4.4
RL.4.1
RL.4.4
RL.4.10
SL.4.1
W.4.10
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