The Odyssey and the Hero's Journey
This week students will be reading an excerpt from The Odyssey. They will be analyzing the epic poem for archetype of the hero's journey, as well as using textual evidence to support their analysis of the story as they answer text dependent questions. Students will also explain the difference between character traits and characterization using examples of two characters from the story.
As we read and discuss The Odyssey, students will focus on the following vocabulary: talents, draught, whey, curdled, sacked, slew, suppliants, devoid, revere, aegis, whelps, cast lots, premonitions, ambrosia and nectar, fuddled, subtle, treachery, and fleece.
There will be a comprehension quiz on Friday that includes vocabulary, analyzing quotes from the story and using evidence from text to support answers to questions.
Fall Break: No School
Monday September 24th thru Friday September 28th