Identifying the Stages of the Hero's Journey
This week, our students will be using the knowledge gained to identify the stages of the Hero's Journey in the movie Big Hero Six.
After students watch and discuss the movie, they will complete a chart to provide examples from the movie, identifying each stage of the Hero's Journey within the movie. Students may choose to work independently, in pairs or in small groups to complete the chart on pages 8-9 in their Springboard book. You must write the examples using complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation.
The due date for this assignment is Wednesday, August 28 2018.
Thursday, we will visit the Learning Commons to check out books for independent reading.
On Friday, student will take a quiz on the Hero's Journey Archetype. Students will need to identify the stages by their description or examples from literature.
Wednesday August 28 is Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed as follows:
11:30 a.m. - High School
12:30 p.m. - Elementary School
1:30 p.m. - Middle School
If you have any questions, please contact your local school for more information.
The Hero's Journey Archetype Explained
Many of the most popular stories, even over thousands of years and across cultures, share a specific formula. That formula is now commonly referred to as mythic structure, or the Hero's Journey
This week our class is learning about the steps in the Hero's Journey Archetype, as presented in our Springboard ELA text. We will discuss the characteristics specific to each stage of the journey and take notes. Students will be watching the film version of Big Hero 6 in class to identify each stage of the Hero's Journey.
Warm ups are completed and discussed in class daily to review or highlight important skills that will prepare them for end of grade assessments.
Students are responsible to check for accuracy and turn them in every Friday. Students need to label and date each warm up, before they turn them in for a grade.
Unpacking Unit 1: The Challenge of Heroism
This week our students will be working with an overview of Unit 1.
Students will take a vocabulary pre-test to assess their previous knowledge of the vocabulary for this unit.
Students will be creating a poster or thinking map with the following components:
Thursday, we will visit the Learning Commons (our school library), to check books out for personal reading.
We will complete a scavenger hunt using the books they check from the library.
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