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Myth: Narcissus

4th, 5th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
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Lesson Plan Description

This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 4 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA standards using the myth, Narcissus. Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques, create a graphic novel, and write a summary.

  • Segment 1: students will synthesize a myth to discover key details, analyze character and find a central message.
  • Segment 2: students will determine the main events of a myth using sequential words as a guide. In addition, students will create a graphic novel to show their understanding of main events and sequential order.
  • Segment 3: students will identify and defend the lesson or moral of the myth using text supports. They will also identify words or phrases that help with visualizing the myth.
  • Segment 4: students will write a summary identifying the key details from the myth.

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.