Odyssey Writing Assignment: Contrasting "Siren Song" & "Sirens"

Odyssey Writing Assignment: Contrasting "Siren Song" & "Sirens"
Odyssey Writing Assignment: Contrasting "Siren Song" & "Sirens"
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This writing assignment is a short essay of the type found on many state assessments. It is designed to provide students an opportunity to display their critical reading skills in a brief writing task. Students are asked to compare and contrast the figurative language and themes in Amy Gerstler’s “Siren” with Homer’s “Siren Song” from the Odyssey (Fitzgerald translation). This assignment breaks down the writing process step by step beginning with students doing a close analysis of both poems and annotating each. Then a Venn diagram is provided for students to brainstorm the similarities and differences. Finally a graphic organizer outline is provided guiding them to a clear and well structured essay. This was created in Microsoft Word and readjusting the margins to .5” may be necessary. * Because of formatting I couldn't provide the rubric I use, but it can easily be adapted from my Constructed Response Writing Rubric provided in another item.
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Odyssey Writing Assignment: Contrasting "Siren Song" & "Sirens"
Odyssey Writing Assignment: Contrasting "Siren Song" & "Sirens"
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