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Analyzing Arachne

Analyzing Arachne

Author: Katelyn Ayala


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.


Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.


Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

Learning Targets/Objective:

Students will be able to...

  • Compare and contrast character traits that lead to self-destruction in a myth.
  • Analyze the relationship between character and plot and between conflict and resolution.

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Understanding Arachne

Instructions for today's lesson

Final Assessment

Both Arachne and Phaethon possess traits that contribute to their demise. Create a graphic organizer in Google Classroom to compare and contrast the two characters’ attitudes and character traits and how these traits lead to self-destruction. Cite evidence from the texts.

The Story of Arachne (Video/Audio)