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This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to gain a clear and understanding of the key meanings in the Greek Myth ‘Echo and Narcissus.’ Through engagement with the story, students learn to interpret and infer the key meanings in the text, understand its predominant morals, and back up their ideas with textual evidence.
The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:
- Define the key term 'moral' and identify the morals in popular tales;
- Read the story 'Echo and Narcissus' and interpret the key meanings;
- Identify, explain, and analyse the moral of the story in 'Echo and Narcissus';
- Engage deeply with the text by inferring the thoughts and feelings of the key characters;
- Test their understanding of the story by answering an exam-style comprehension question.
-Peer assess each other's learning attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;;
- Paper copies and online links to the extract needed for the lesson (end section of Act Two);
- Greek Myths Definitions Cards;
- Greek Myths worksheet (including answer sheet for teachers);
- A logically scaffolded essay template;
- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.
All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.