Myth: Narcissus4th, 5th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: ELA, Literary, Myth
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
CCSS: RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4 & RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4
Skills: Close Reading: Key Details, Vocabulary, Inferencing, Theme/Lesson, Sequential Order, Visualizing, Summarizing
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank pieces of white paper (1 per student), lined paper (3 per student), pencils, crayons/markers/colored pencils, document camera/chart paper/ or whiteboard (used for examples)
Printable Resources: Required: printed student copies of the the myth, "Narcissus" (1 copy per student); Optional: printable "Exit Slips" as an assessment component (1 copy per student)
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.