Purpose: To develop an awareness of point of view, audience, and persuasive writing.
See the free Odyssey unit plan to see how this fits into the larger picture of this unit. This is for a 9th grade freshman English class. The selection of The Odyssey that we read is out of the Elements of Literature textbook. This daily lesson plan includes teacher directions, student directions and a grading rubric for a 2 article "newspaper". The focus is to learn about the bias of media reporting and apply it to an event in The Odyssey by taking on the role as a reporter reporting on Book 22: Death at the Palace.