- A “Woosh” is a storytelling technique that enables your students to act out short scenes in literature to understand a text. I use it in my classroom when I introduce Romeo and Juliet. I’ve found that “the Woosh” is a great way to introduce characters and complex plot situations while they are having fun. When we read the drama, the hard part is over. They know the gist of the piece because they just watched classmates act out this little preview commercial.
The Trojan War is a perfect opportunity to employ “The Woosh” strategy. You can fight a 10 year long war in 10 minutes and include enough background to introduce The Odyssey. I feel that it is essential to give The Trojan war background before reading The Odyssey. This is the only way for you to understand why Odysseus is so egocentric. He thinks that he won the war without from the gods. He is filled with hubris after the Trojan Horse success. His life lesson is The Odyssey.
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