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Odyssey Character Analysis Essay

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9th - 12th
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This common core aligned essay asks students to demonstrate their understanding of the epic poem "The Odyssey" by writing a character analysis essay about Odysseus as an epic hero.

This resource includes a PDF file containing an essay assignment handout that includes an example of MLA citation, a double-sided essay outline, a peer review form, and two rubrics.

The resource also includes an essay writing guide that is an editable Word document. This essay writing guide was created to help struggling writers and ESL students. It walks them step-by-step through the essay and is designed to be projected on the overhead.

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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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