Guided reading questions & pre-writing activity. This pre-writing graphic organizer asks students the essential question: Are Odysseus and his crew responsible for their unlucky adventures? The graphic organizer introduces the essay topic that students will write about. Students are able to think rhetorically and decide what they think the answer to the question is based on the textual evidence. This helps students with reading comprehension & builds the necessary background, claims, and evidence that students need to write a thoughtful essay. Can be adapted to several levels-Gate through ELD. Please note this graphic organizer is included in The Odyssey Unit that is also available on my storefront.