Use this activity in conjunction with The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This activity introduces students to the art of annotating poems for meaning. Students should annotate and paraphrase the poem and then come up with a cohesive, analytical
Chart to compare the good and bad qualities demonstrated by the epic hero, Odysseus from The Odyssey. There is space at the bottom where the student reflects on whether they believe Odysseus to be heroic leader he is made out to be.
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies