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Teach the intricacies of the Hero's Journey (or Monomyth) with this amazing bundle of worksheets, graphic organizers, writing prompts, teacher notes, deconstructed plot summaries, character analysis ideas, doodle notes, narrative plot arc templates and more! What's included?
This chart details the 4 parts and 12 stages of the Hero's Journey. There are 4 designs: full chart, partially completed chart, highlighted/removed sections and quartered. All files are PNG with transparent backgrounds, which means you can incorporate these images in PowerPoints, worksheets, exams etc. This graphic organizer is perfect for students to grasp the stages of a hero's journey, and the simple design will look stunning in a student's book or on a wall. Multiple color options to choose from, or plain black and white! NEW: Cousineau's and Vogler's versions included too!
The presentation (PDF file) explains the stages and parts of the Hero's Journey and breaks them down in step-by-step analysis in 34 full-color slides. Examples of each stage are included, highlighting the plots of The Lion King, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more.
Use these pages alongside the presentation for students to take notes - 3 different designs! Alternatively, students can analyse the text to find examples of each stage. Great for revision, jotting down ideas and more! Activities included: unscramble the terms, detail the "ordinary world", recall the stages.
4. Doodle Notes
Hero’s Journey graphic organizer that allow students to compile their knowledge and understanding of the monomyth (in the traditional 12-step cycle that most narratives follow) in a doodle notes style! Give your students a welcome change of pace by leading them through the ideas and concepts underpinning the Hero’s Journey and then gift them with time to doodle and make those connections! These graphic organizers would be great for an interactive notebook, too!
Harry Potter, Moana and Spiderman – they’re all heroes of their own narratives, or if you like, protagonists within a Hero’s Journey. Identifying and analyzing the acts and stages of the Hero’s Journey can be difficult for students if not modeled first. This resource includes plot summaries from the above three well-known narratives, which you can deconstruct with students to show how universal the steps of the Hero’s Journey can be – and where, why and how the stages may differ from story to story.
6. Fairy Tales, Myths and Fables - FREE
How does the fairy tale, Cinderella, align to the steps and stages of the Hero's Journey or Monomyth? Identifying and analyzing the acts and stages of the Hero’s Journey can be difficult for students, so why not introduce the monomyth via much-loved children's fairy tales, myths and fables? With this handy resource you can query your students, "Are there patterns within common childhood stories?" – and if there are: where, why and how do they differ?
Character development using the framework of the Hero’s Journey – another tool that allows students to compile their knowledge and understanding of what makes our stalwart protagonist tick! This unique set of worksheets ask questions that seek to deeply analyze an existing character, or feed the roots of a new hero designed by your student!
The Writing Prompt resource will get your students writing creative and well-planned stories with the components of the Hero's Journey all addressed! With over 7770 unique possible combinations, you could use this year after year and never get tired of the outcomes! Students roll a dice to decide the plot points of the twelve acts with this handy writing prompt resource. The Writing Prompt comes with a student-friendly instructions presentation for you to introduce the concept, as well as a roll-recording page.
Discover the origins of the Hero's Journey and the multiple variations developed over the years. A nice supplement to your teacher bank of knowledge and a good starting point if you're new to the idea of a "common narrative template"!
Introduce students to archetypes: heroes, mentors, threshold guardians etc.
11. Word Search
Get students practicing their spelling/recognizing vocabulary with this fun Word Search! A great fast-finisher or vocabulary/spelling exercise!
Analyzing the narrative arc - the exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution - is a staple of reading stories of any genre, and this plot arc graphic organizer provides plenty of room for students to jot down ideas and notes.
Journey stages included:
Part 1 > The Ordinary World, Call to Adventure, Refusal
Part 2 > Mentor Helper, Crossing the Threshold, Tests/Allies/Enemies
Part 3 > Approach, Ordeal (Death/Rebirth), Treasure
Part 4 > Road Back, Atonement (Growth), Reward
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