sheaf, barley, scythe, millet, fleece, reeds, vial, Styx
Facts and details: Literal Meaning
Who did Psyche first ask for help?
Who did she ask second?
What did Venus tell Psyche she had to do first?
What did she tell Psyche to do second?
What did she tell Psyche to do third?
What’s going on? Reading comprehension
Why did Ceres not want to help Psyche?
What did Juno agree to do for Psyche?
Why did Venus ask Psyche to sort the grain?
Why did Venus think Psyche had help from other gods or goddesses?
Why is Venus so angry with Psyche?
In your own words…
Imagine that you are one of the immortals and you’re trying to decide if you should help Psyche and risk getting Venus mad at you. (Remember that Venus is very powerful – more powerful than you!) Write an imaginary diary or journal entry about what you are thinking of doing or what you hope will happen.
Advice columns are very popular in newspapers. Take the role of one of the characters in this chapter:
If your last name starts with a vowel and has an even number of letters, you are Psyche.
If your last name starts with a vowel and has an odd number of letters, you are Ceres.
If your last name starts with a consonant and has an even number of letters, you are Juno.
If your last name starts with a consonant and has an odd number of letters, you are Venus.
As that character, write a letter to a newspaper advice columnist about the problems you are dealing with.
Now, change letters with the student next to you and, as the advice columnist, answer the letter.