The Legend of Damon and Pythias - Includes Sample Writing Task

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This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.

Damon and Pythias are great friends who will sacrifice anything for each other. Pythias finds himself in trouble and Damon helps his friend to realize his last request. The tables are turned when Pythias overcomes an obstacle to get back to his friend. The King realizes what true friendship is. (McGraw-Hill Imagine It!, 2008)

This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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