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Great resources for the Odyssey where students can analyze themes and characters in the text in fun and engaging ways! Also included is a great Odyssey writing assignment for students to compose an argumentative essay about whether or not Odysseus is a good or bad leader through analyzing his actions throughout the epic poem!
This bundle includes 4 resources:
- Argumentative Essay: Is Odysseus a good or bad leader or both?
- One pager activities for themes, characterization and summaries
- Theme Analysis Worksheets and Graphic Organizers
- Character Analysis Worksheets and Graphic Organizers
Print and digital versions available!
- Google™ Slides
- Compatible with Easel by TpT
Engaging one-pager activities for the Odyssey to help students analyze characters and themes.
A one-pager is a simple page response allowing students to creatively and imaginatively showcase their understanding of a text.
This resource has four different one-pager activities! Each one pager comes with a planning sheet to help students before they create their one-pager.
11. Character Analysis One-Pager
Focuses on indirect and direct characterization to determine the personality/type of person the character is. Students also identify the characters hopes, dreams, fears, motivations and more!
2. Character Development One-Pager
Focuses on how a character changes from the beginning-middle-end of the text. Students also identify major events and other characters that influence/develop the change.
3. Theme Analysis One-Pager
Focuses on identifying a theme topic or theme statement that is present throughout the text. Students also identify characters and events that relate to/help the theme develop throughout the story
Theme Info Sheet also included that defines theme and explains the difference between a theme topic and a theme statement.
5. Six Student examples
6. Rubric for each one pager
- Learn the difference between a theme topic (usually 1-2 words) and a theme statement (message/lesson)
- Identify theme topics repeated throughout the text
- Create a theme statement showcasing a lesson/message they believe is repeated.
- Identify evidence to support their theme topics/theme statement
1. Theme Analysis Info and Planning Sheet
- Defines theme and explains the difference between theme topics and theme statements as well as how to create a theme statement using a theme topic.
- Mind map to help students brainstorm theme topics they believe are present in the Odyssey
2. Theme Graphic Organizer
- Students use their theme topic to create a theme statement and identify 4 pieces of evidence showing it is present throughout the Odyssey.
3. List of 20 Theme topic ideas
- Example: Fate, Trickery, Temptation, Family
4. Answer Keys
- Three answer keys using multiple texts identifying a theme statement present and evidence showing the theme statement.
- Learn the difference between indirect and direct characterization
- Identify character they believe develop (change) throughout the text.
- Analyze physical traits, actions/behaviors, private thoughts, speech, impact on others, other characters opinions and what all of this reveals about the character they are analyzing
1. Character Analysis Info and Planning Sheet
- Define indirect vs direct characterization and details the 5 methods of indirect characterization.
- Mind map to help students identify characters they believe develop and change throughout the text.
2. Indirect and Direct Characterization Worksheets and graphic organizer
- Focuses on students identifying how the author reveals details about characters through indirect and direct characterization. This enables students to learn about the characters physical traits, inner thoughts, impact on others, their personality, hopes, dreams, fears and more!
3. Character Development Worksheet
- Focuses on how a character changes from the beginning-middle-end of the text. Students also identify major events and other characters that influence/develop the change.
4. Answer Keys
- Three answer keys for multiple texts.
#4: ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY
Great Odyssey writing assignment for students to compose an argumentative essay about whether or not Odysseus is a good or bad leader through analyzing his actions throughout the epic poem!
- Review events from each episode and explain whether or not they believe Odysseus was a good or bad leader in the episode.
- Identify three adjectives that reflect Odysseus' leadership skills
- Identify specific examples from the text that supports Odysseus being a good or bad leader, or both.
- Write an argumentative essay detailing the type of leader they believe Odysseus to be.
1. Evaluation Chart
- Evaluate Odysseus' leadership skills by reviewing each episode and explaining whether or not they believe Odysseus was a good or bad leader in that episode and why.
2. Mind Map
- Decide what type of leader they believe Odysseus to be (good, bad or both).
- Choose three adjectives to describe Odysseus' leadership skills.
- Provide three examples from the text to support their responses.
3. Essay Outline
- Students use the mind map and evaluation chart to outline their essay.
4. Essay Reminders
- Essay assignment sheet with reminders on key details to include in the essay.
File Type: PDF & Google Slides
Content Pages: 92
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