These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for The Odyssey by Homer. It gets students editing and proofreading while also staying on topic with the text. The quotes come directly from the text. Students will receive the quote from the text with errors, and teacher has the fixed version to share after students complete. These can be written on the board by the teacher or copied onto a white board program such as a Promethean or Smartboard. Just copy the fix it to project, or cut the answer key and provide a copy to the students to fix on paper. For this activity students will identify who said it, how it is pivotal to the BOOK, and fix the errors, without looking in the text. Find an example of the first BOOK below. Great for getting students COMMON CORE ready by analyzing text as well as grammar and spelling.
“Oh for shame, how the mortal’s put the blame on us god’s, for they say evil’s come from us, but it is they rather who by they’re own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given.”
“Oh for shame, how the mortals put the blame on us gods, for they say evils come from us, but it is they, rather, who by their own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given.”