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Odyssey Pre-Reading Research Project (God, Goddess and Hero Research)
This research project works well before reading The Odyssey. The selected gods, goddesses, and heros are all characters that appear at some point during The Odyssey. There are 10 total gods, goddesses, and heros for research. This project asks students to summarize and paraphrase information they fi
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Odyssey Pre Reading Power Point
Pre reading activities consistently prepare students for new material, and with this PowerPoint you can provide the background they need to successfully navigate this classic piece of literature! Whet their appetites with the background of the Trojan war, main characters, main monsters, and the lit
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Intro to the Odyssey-Pre-Reading
Using the Elements of Lit 9th grade book, students read the history preceding The Odyssey, and then fill in this graphic organizer to show their understanding. It includes a T/F section, a cloze section from the reading, and a character matching activity.
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Homer's Odyssey Pre-Reading Anticipatory Discussion Questions
These questions are perfect for a pre-reading discussion activity to introduce the themes and topics of Homer's Odyssey about the famed hero, Odysseus. There are four pages of thought-provoking questions related to the Odyssey, one page on each of the following themes/topics: * The Journey Motif *
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Big Fish Viewing Guide (Odyssey Pre-Reading)
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This is a viewing guide for the film "Big Fish," which I use as a supplemental text to begin my students' reading of "The Odyssey." The film shares many of the themes of Homer's work, including stories-within-stories, fantastical places and creatures, ideas of father/son relationships and masculini
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The Odyssey: 10 Minute Trojan War : Pre-reading activity
- You must understand the Iliad before you read The Odyssey. Use this printable kit to reenact the ten year Trojan War in ten minutes. My students love this. A “Woosh” is a storytelling technique that enables your students to act out short scenes in literature to understand a text. I’ve found tha
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Greek Mythology Pre-Reading Cereal Box Assignment
This is a pre-reading assignment. This assignment is intended to be done prior to reading any Greek myths, the novel Mythology by Edith Hamilton, or The Iliad and/or The Odyssey. The students will be divided into groups, assigned a god or goddess, and create a cereal box that represents who that go
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The Odyssey Character Speed Dating Pre-Reading Engagement Activity
NO BORING LECTURES! NO NOTE TAKING! Student centered and engaging learning! This PowerPoint includes: 1) Detailed procedure and instructions for lesson 2) Editable/ Printable character list to customize for your class size 3) Printable character cards (3 cards per page to save paper) Students
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THE ODYSSEY - Agree or Disagree Pre-reading Activity
This activity has students choose sides on various issues raised in The Odyssey. Works great as a pre-reading or anticipation activity, or perhaps as something to use after the story as a review or reflection exercise. Includes 10 key issues that stude
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The Odyssey: Pre-Writing Activity
Guided reading questions & pre-writing activity. This pre-writing graphic organizer asks students the essential question: Are Odysseus and his crew responsible for their unlucky adventures? The graphic organizer introduces the essay topic that students will write about. Students are able to t
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The Odyssey Resource Pack
This is a pack of resources to use with a unit over Homer's The Odyssey. It includes the following: - Homer PowerPoint - Pre-reading PowerPoint - Fun Overview of The Odyssey PowerPoint - Literary Elements in the Odyssey PowerPoint - Odysseus as a Hero PowerPoint - 9 Newspaper Articles - Teacher Reso
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Into Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (pre-reading w/ "The Odyssey" tie-in)
Slides to use before students read and write about the beautiful and haunting novel "Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier. I had students pre-read the slides before they presented and discussed them with the class for a bit of practice with their public speaking.
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Homer:  Epic Poet/  Informative Information Reading Guide
This active reading guide will be a useful tool to help students comprehend the Odyssey pre-reading information from the 2014 Prentice Hall Literature, Grade 9 textbook.
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Odyssey Literature Guide - Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide
This Literature Guide for teaching Homer's Odyssey features 139 pages of Common Core and NCTE/IRA standards-based materials for grades 8-10. PLEASE NOTE: Page numbers in the Guide refer to the Stanley Lombardo translation of the Odyssey, ISBN 978-0872204843, ©2000. Please also note that the mate
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The Odyssey Unit for pre-AP skills AND authentic literacy!
This unit was written to promote authentic literacy and advance pre-AP skills in the classroom. Included here are over 50 pages of totally original handouts and engaging activities that you will not find anywhere else: a “4 Corners” interactive anticipation guide, the “Odyssey Tea Party” to introdu
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Odyssey Unit
This ninth-grade unit covers archetypes, the epic hero, and dangling modifiers through the study of Homer's Odyssey. It includes differentiation for general education and Pre-AP English. The zip file includes the following: Regular Unit Overview Handout Regular Vocabulary Pre-AP Unit Overview Ha
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The Odyssey by Homer:  A Complete Unit for any Version
OVER FIFTY pages of activities, writing assignments and supplemental materials for teaching Homer's "The Odyssey". This unit has been carefully designed to work with any version, any translation or any adaptation of the epic. Includes: unit essential questions, pre-reading activities about myt
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The Odyssey Unit
This unit plan includes materials for the abridged version of The Odyssey as collected in The Language of Literature, level 9. It includes all of the following materials to get your students interested and learning about The Odyssey: • Greek God Research Assignment with grading rubric • Pre-reading
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The Odyssey- Film Discussion Questions and Answer Key
Don't have time to read a 300+ page epic poem? Then this time-saving activity is for you! This activity includes a twenty-nine question film study of Armand Assante's 1997 starring role in "The Odyssey", a movie based on the popular epic poem by Homer. Help your students to learn about mythology wh
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Odyssey Unit Bundle
5 weeks of lesson plans. Includes pacing guide, film essay, activities, reading quizzes, and discussions. This bundle has everything you need to get started teaching Odyssey in an engaging way! This bundle of resources supports an in-depth analysis of the text. Students will be encouraged to thi
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Homer's Odyssey Character and Literary Element Analysis Tri-Folds
[[The Iliad and the Odyssey Series]] Homer's Odyssey Character and Literary Element Analysis Tri-Folds Grades 6-12—50+ Pages! Product Overview/Preface: Explore the idiosyncrasies of the important characters and literary elements in Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. You can design your own tri-folda
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Practice with Poetry: Margaret Atwood’s “Siren Song” and Homer’s The Odyssey
Using Margaret Atwood’s poem, "Siren Song”, and an excerpt from The Odyssey, students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate poems, view supporting video clips, evaluate the writing prompt, and examine scored student sample essays with commentary. A link to an appropriate rubr
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Homer Classic Epics Literature Unit - The Odyssey and The Iliad
Unit Plans for two essential Homer works. Includes pacing guides, text to film essays, activities, reading quizzes, and discussions. This bundle has everything you need to get started teaching The Odyssey and The Iliad in an engaging way! Units included: The Odyssey and The Iliad Save time and m
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Odyssey Vocabulary
I use this Odyssey vocabulary list of forty words as the bell ringer for class while reading The Odyssey. We do two-five words per day. I then post the words on a word wall, and we review several of them daily. Includes: - both a Powerpoint version and a Smartboard Notebook version - all Odyssey
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The Odyssey Bundle
This bundle contains four of our most popular best sellers! Here are the product descriptions. *The Odyssey Viewing Guide The Odyssey, a TV miniseries starring Armand Assante and Vanessa Williams (1997) stars an all-star cast and sets a gold standard for the English and World History classroom. St
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Map Your Life: Introduction Project to The Odyssey
Students will map out successes and trials through this project in preparation for reading Homer's The Odyssey. I use this as a pre-reading activity with both standard and honors level students. I have found that the students make a great connection with the understanding of "Journey" as they take a
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The Odyssey Jeopardy: Part I
Easy to use with 5 different categories (see thumbnails). The perfect review tool and a fun way to spend the day! Focuses on the beginning of the epic and pre-reading topics such as Homer. See my other Jeopardy Power Points to review as you go through the epic, as opposed to simply reviewing at the
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Odyssey - Anticipation Guide & Reflection
Use pre-reading and post-reading activities to get students making "big picture" connections with this Odyssey anticipation guide and reflective writing. This purchase includes a two page handout with quotes that relate to the text's theme. Students are asked to respond by indicating whether they
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The Odyssey Vocabulary
This comprehensive 104 slide presentation will cover all your vocabulary needs when reading The Odyssey. First, get your student off to the right start with the pre-reading concepts and words including terminology words and context words. Then, throughout your reading, use the slideshow to review
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The Odyssey Script Writing Activity
This script writing activity asks students to make a modern adaptation of Book 5 or Book 9 of The Odyssey. This activity asks students to synthesize what they know, adapt it into modern times, and create a script format. It also asks students to include their own epic simile, epithet, and other epic
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Odyssey - Text to Film Essay Bundle
This is a great tool for scaffolding a compare and contrast writing assignment for a text to film of Odyssey! This resource helps students process key themes in both book and film. This purchase includes an elements of film handout, essay graphic organizer, rubric, and notes for the teacher. The e
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The Odyssey Anticipation Guide
This product is a pre-reading anticipation guide for Homer's The Odyssey. It contains seven statements that students rate on a scale of 1-5 with their level of agreement. They then pick one statement and develop it into a paragraph.
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Odyssey Vocabulary
Has vocabulary plus graphic organizers to keep track of them for students. Also includes a pre-reading quiz.
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Odyssey Question Formulation Technique
Are you looking for a strategy to introduce The Odyssey to your students? This is a great way to get students thinking about the story BEFORE you read! They create the focus for the unit, and this will drive their reading! Think ACTIVE READERS - you are creating them through this awesome pre-readi
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The Odyssey: Essay Test : Compare and Analyze The Hero's Journey or Theme
This will make a great addition to your Odyssey Unit. Compare The Odyssey with another novel that features a hero on an incredible journey. I've included printable documents to compare with Paper Towns or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but all items are editable in PPT and Word forms if you wou
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The Odyssey Summative Assessment Multimedia Project
Students had a summer reading assignment to complete asking them to annotate a book for characterization and character growth. As a summative assessment after our first unit reading The Odyssey, students used what they learned about the hero's journey and applied it to their summer reading books. Th
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Pre-Odyssey Trojan War Summary
The following is a summary of Edith Hamilton's chapter on the Trojan War in Mythology. It can be used as a pre-read for The Odyssey. I often have students read it and re-create it as a comic book.
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THE ODYSSEY Creative Project Brochure
This awesome handout includes directions for a creative project and a graphic organizer for pre-writing. Students are tasked with creating a travel brochure that features five of Odysseus' stops on his fateful journey. This project encourages abstract thinking by directing students to manufacture
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Help! I Forgot to Read "The Odyssey"!
If you're anything like me, once your students have mastered "The Odyssey" the last thing you want to subject them to is an objective assessment that takes the heart out of the literature at hand. Instead, ask them to build a Sparks notes style book that they could give to a fictional friend who did
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THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE by Kate DiCamillo, WITH SONG AND GAME
WHAT IS EMPATHY? IT IS THE FOUNDATIONAL CHARACTER TRAIT AND SOMETHING YOUR KIDS WILL GROW AND SING ABOUT AS THEY READ THE STORY OF EDWARD TULANE! Edward Tulane is a proud, cold-hearted china rabbit who is dearly loved by his 10-year-old owner, Abilene. He does not, however, have love for anyone ex
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The Odyssey: Cyclops, Lotus and Cicones PPT
Use these slides to help guide your classes through Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey." Awesome visuals and notes that connect to literary terms and poetic terms. The perfect pre-reading tool and a great guide to creating quizzes!
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Kahoot Student Directions - The Odyssey Vocabulary Sample Assignment
I have created student-friendly Kahoot directions so that your classes can create their own Kahoots and play them amongst themselves or as a whole class activity. Kahoots are great for pre-reading, vocabulary, post-reading, reviews, and many other activities. I especially love the group feature as i
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World Mythology Unit
This year-long unit features mythology from eight regions--ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Celtic and Northern Europe, Greece and Rome, Africa, the Far East, the Americas, and Australia and the Pacific Islands. Each region contains common core standards, a unit overview, essential questions, informatio
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Mythology Greek & Roman Trading Card Fold-Ems Activity
Mythology Trading Card Research Fold-Ems 43+ Fold-Ems + Extras! Product/Materials Preface (Grades 4-12): Here is my Greek & Roman Mythology Trading Card Fold-Em. Lead your students in creating their own ornate and visually appealing Fold-Ems about the Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses, Heroes
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Mythology Greek and Roman Mini-Books Common Core
Greek & Roman Mythology Mini-Books + Extras! Product/Materials Preface (Grades 4-12): Here is my Greek and Roman Mythology Mini Book Activity. Lead your students in creating their own ornate and visually appealing mini books about the Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses, Heroes and Heroines, T
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Ancient Greece Common Core and Interactive Notebook Assignments
Use these Common Core assignments to go along with your Ancient Greece Unit. Many pages are designed to go along with an Interactive Notebook; however these can be easily adapted to fit into any lesson. This package includes the following: -2 Sequencing Maps- one on the Persian War, and one on th
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Greek & Roman Mythology Alphabet Mini-Book
Greek & Roman Mythology Alphabet Mini-Book + Extras! Product/Materials Preface (Grades 4-12): Here is my Greek and Roman Mythology Alphabet Mini-Book Activity. Lead your students in creating their own ornate and visually appealing mini books about the Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses, Heroes
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Greek & Roman Mythology Large Research Templates
Product/Materials Preface (Grades 5-12): Here are my Greek and Roman Mythology Large (8.5x14) Research Templates. Lead your students in researching important facts and other information about the Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses. You control the difficulty of the project from grade to grade. Have
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Greek Mythology Interactive Web Quest
Visiting ancient Greece is a difficult task when you're a teenager in modern times. Now, with the help of this interactive web quest, students can time travel to Greece and learn about geography, architecture, government structure, the lifestyles of men, women, and athletes, death/burial rites, anc
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Practice with Poetry— Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “Ulysses”
Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote the classic poem, “Ulysses,” based on Ulysses, or Odysseus in old age, unsatisfied, and experiencing wander lust. The speaker discusses his wife and kingdom, his relationship with his son, and his desire to go forth on new adventures. There are many links to videos, lect
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Practice with Poetry: Shakespeare’s “Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back"
Using William Shakespeare’s excerpt from his play, Troilus and Cressida, students will read a poetic selection entitled, “Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back.” The students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR stor
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Practice with Poetry: Czeslaw Milosz’s, “Orpheus and Eurydice.”
Using Czeslaw Milosz’s poem, “Orpheus and Eurydice,” students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR story, view a TED Talk on music’s medicinal effects, evaluate the writing prompt, and examine scored student sample essa
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