Writing About Literary Text: Pygmalion and Galatea

This Writing About Literary Text: Pygmalion and Galatea assessment also includes:

Is it crazy to fall in love with your own work, or is that the purest love of all? Compare two renditions of the classic Greek myth Pygmalion and Galatea with a literary analysis exercise. After students compare the similarities and differences between the reading passages, they write an essay identifying the common theme.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource in the context of a lesson on theme and comparing texts
  • Have class members act out the script together before noting the elements of drama
  • For older or more advanced readers, engage in a conversation about the parallels to the Greek myth of Narcissus or the story of Pinocchio
Classroom Considerations

  • The first text is Lexile® level 800
  • Student section ends on page 21 of the packet

  • Provides scoring rubrics and teaching guides
  • Versatile for use in multiple skill and content focuses

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