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Zinny Faith Zaragoza Etabag

Reading Comprehension: Myths: Athena and Arachne

Grades: 6th Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: Reading, Multilingual Learners, English Language Arts

Student Instructions

1. add and choose your name. 2. Read the text carefully, making sure you could visualize what's going on in the story. 3. Using the pen illustrate the paragraph on each page. 4. mic Record yourself reading the text with expression (like a storyteller) 5. Answer the comprehension questions in complete sentences. 6. Complete the task and click check to submit your work.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

1. How does Arachne create a problem for herself? A: Arachne is vain and boastful about her weaving. This creates a problem when Athena becomes displeased with her. 2. How does Arachne try to prove that her weaving is better than Athena’s? A: Arachne suggests that she and Athena have a weaving contest. 3. Even though Athena is displeased with Arachne, she wants to give Arachne a chance to apologize. Does this solution work? Explain. A: No, it does not work because Arachne will not take back her boastful words. 4. At the end of the story, Athena’s problem is that she wants to punish Arachne for making fun of the gods. Yet she appreciates Arachne’s love of weaving. How does Athena solve this problem? A: Athena turns Arachne into a spider that will spin and weave forever.