This free, editable PowerPoint is great to use when you encounter the idea of the Personal Legend in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It includes direct quotes/passages to help guide the students' understanding of the Personal Legend. This PowerPoint also includes questions for discussion. The questions cause the students to think deeper about the definition of a Personal Legend, how it relates to Santiago, and how it relates to their own lives. The quotes and discussion questions cover Mysterious Forces as well.
This PowerPoint can be used for whole class discussion, small group discussion, discussion in pairs, or writing responses. Depending on how you use it, it could take 20-60 minutes.
This was originally developed for a senior class and used for whole class discussion.
By Metaphorically Miss McKenna