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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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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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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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Greek Mythology Project (Odyssey Pre-Reading Differentiated Activity)
This project is based off of selections from Edith Hamilton's book, Mythology. The intended purpose of this project is to give students an opportunity to learn more in depth about the Gods and Goddesses that they will be alluded to in The Odyssey. Students divide up into group of 3/4 and choose one
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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 students have to take a stand on and defend. My stud
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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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Odyssey Webquest (Pre-reading Activity)
A great way to get your students engaged online! This 16 question webquest provides links to a variety of websites that inform students about Greek mythology. Students will type in the links, search through the information, and fill out the worksheet! Ready-to-use; answer key provided!
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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 in this new and updated unit are almost 70 pages of totally original handouts and engaging activities that you will not find anywhere else: a “4 Corners” interactive anticipation guide, the “Ody
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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- 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 whil
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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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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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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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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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