This is a complete unit for the teaching and assessing the epic poem, The Odyssey.
Included in this bundle:
**Background Notes PowerPoint—Use to introduce the topic.
**Background Notes Student Fill in—Use for ESOL or lower level students to make taking notes easier—Can be used for all students if the teacher wants to make the copies—Recommend printing six slides per page.
**Part I and Part II Guided Reading Questions —Can be used as an individual study guide during reading or as a group/class activity where the teacher models finding the answers to help students with understanding and deeper thinking skills
**Picture Time Line for Parts I and II and Key— Directions: Where there are pictures—write words to describe the place and where there are words draw pictures to describe what happened there. Can be used as a review activity before the test or for lower level students it makes a wonderful reference sheet that can be filled in as they read.
**Quizzes for each section (True/False and Short Answer)— Can be used to check for understanding and reading
**Postcard Project for Part I—A fun activity that allows the students to use both their imaginations and their knowledge of the text. Also makes great decoration for bulletin boards or halls. Use the grading rubrics to help make grading easier.
**Two Review SMART Notebook games: Anagram Game of Character Descriptions and Categorizing Game of Characters: Troy, Greece, and Gods—Must have SMART Notebook in order to use these review games—Can be used to review for test of for fun.
**Culminating Projects—There are ten possible choices from which the students can choose. No matter what type of learner they are or what their interests, each student should be able to find a project that appeals to him/her. Should be used after finishing the epic poem. Use the grading rubrics to help make grading a breeze.
**Test (Easy) and Test (Difficult)—Choose the best level for your students or mix and match from the two to create the best assessment for your students. Answer keys are provided for your convenience.
**Essay Prompts—Can be used to allow students the opportunity to demonstrate a deeper understanding of poem. The included rubric helps students and teacher with what is expected and what will be graded.