Paired Passages with The Odyssey: #1 Sirens and "Siren Song"

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Making Meaning with Melissa
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6th - 12th, Homeschool
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This was an amazing resource that paired well with our study of The Odyssey. My students had great discussions while we annotated together.


Teaching The Odyssey? Need some paired poetry to spice it up? Here you go!

This product compares a passage and a poem: an excerpt from Book 12 of The Odyssey: "The Sirens" and "Siren Song" by Margaret Atwood. Close-reading and annotation directions are included, as well as comprehension questions with answer keys.

I now have this posted as a PAPERLESS resource, perfect for Distance or Blended Learning. If you currently own this one, email me and I'll send it to you FREE!

You might also be interested in my Paired Passage Bundle for To Kill a Mockingbird:

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.


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