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“Narcissus” Myth Bundle

4th, 5th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

Teaching students to read with meaning and not “bark” at print can be challenging!  In this 4 lesson bundle (30-60 minutes each)  using the myth, “Narcissus” your multilingual learners experience supported and guided collaborative conversations using sentence frames in order to demonstrate their understanding of this complex text.  They will:

  • Segment 1: Synthesize a myth to discover key details, analyze character and find a central message.
  • Segment 2: Determine the main events of a myth using sequential words as a guide and create a graphic novel to show their understanding of main events and sequential order
  • Segment 3: Identify and defend the lesson or moral of the myth using text supports as well as the words or phrases that help with visualize the myth
  • Segment 4: Write a summary identifying the key details

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