This is a Common Core Shift unit for Homer's The Odyssey. It is designed for 9th or 10th grade.. These lessons are designed to help teachers use traditional literature they may have used before, but focus them on integrating Common Core expectations into their literature units. As a result, there are very few traditional thematic or character-based lessons, since this type of material is abundantly available. While many of the lessons may appear challenging, they are specifically aligned to the expectations of ninth and tenth graders under the Common Core. We estimate that this unit contains approximately three weeks of lesson plans for the classroom. However because this is a core shift, and students are getting used to new and challenging material, you may find that implementation of this unit may take significantly longer in your classroom. Please be on the lookout for skills-based remediation materials in the near future, as well as additional Common Core units.