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November 2017

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Date and Learning Target 

Classwork and Resources 

Assignments for next class 



I can actively read Bk I of the Odyssey and then help other groups understand my assigned selection. 


Tone Words #3 practice on SCHOOLOGY




The Odyssey -- reading epics -- elevated language & epithets

Epithets in the Odyssey


CP:  small (2-3) groups: 

Read the Odyssey - summary of BK 1 - identify underlined names and answer the questions 


Honors Challenge:  Read the translation of the  Invocation, answer questions


Then Honors and CP review and teach each other


Review for Tone 3 QUIZ




I can pass a quiz on the events that led to Odysseus' journey home.

Pair-share projects



Classic Epic Hero - the Greeks

Hercules, Achilles, Theseus -- all demi-gods

Odysseus and epic journey

Helen's Hand  - 1st 3 paragraphs ....

Judgment of Paris on Schmoop

QUIZ on Schoology




Odyssey film intro 

Complete and submit project to Schoology or have hard copy to hand-in.  Late projects will be penalized.  


I can evaluate a peer's project to make sure it meets requirements and expectations.



 pair-share first 4 steps on Hero's Journey Project -



continue work on Hero's Journey


complete 4 more frames of your project.  

THEREFORE you should have 8 STEPS done (each trial = 1) by NEXT CLASS



I can create and act in a skit using assigned tone words.


I can decide on the best form/platform for my epic hero project.  

Tone Words Call to Adventure




Creating your epic hero's journey map -- looking at samples and evaluating them according to rubric on Schoology.

Honor's Challenge

Possible forms and routes (ha! bad pun).

What will your project look like?

Draft your project through departure steps.  This is a graded check point.   



I can map out my epic hero's journey 

Tone Words #3 -- CLUES 




Role of Confidence - 51st Dragon

Mapping your epic hero's journey...Design your epic (not Super) hero 


Finish STEPS chart - you will have SOME time in class to work on project.   



I can use the requirements of an epic hero to create my own.  



Tone Words #3 - Kahoot again!


What are the traits of great heroes?  Design your epic (not Super) hero 

Have the chart for NEXT class.  Submit Chart to Schoology assignment "Create a Hero"

The MAP will be due after that.  


Will as hero -- what are his heroic traits?

"The Fifty-First Dragon" on Actively Learn



Sentences for Tone Words -- sentences must make the situation for the tone clear.  Ex:  The benevolent billionaire gave millions to hurricane relief.  

Finish reading "The 51st Dragon" on Actively Learn



I can track Will's hero's journey.  

Tone Words #3 - Kahoot -- what do the words mean (context clues)


SSR (not Wed 1/2 day)


Hero's Journey

Will as hero -- map out Will's journey -- what is missing? 

Schoology "Will" retold assignment


Complete the "Will" Retold assignment on Schoology.  DUE before next class 


I can identify Will's heroic qualities and illuminate them by telling the story for a different point of view


Wishes Twisted -- why do we wish for things?


What superpower do YOU wish for?

no ideas? here's a list

What are some pitfalls of superpower


Why does Will want to have a superpower?  What does he not understand?

Finish the story "Will" on Actively Learn 



I can illustrate through creating twists how life as is might be better than as we wish. 



Idioms: which one of these sayings do you most agree with?  Explain why to a neighbor.

  • If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • There's no such thing as a free lunch.
  • Be careful what you wish for.  



What does your SSR book's protagonist wish?  


Why are there so many stories about wishes?  What idea about life do they share?

Review for some of you:  The Monkey's Paw  video -- ending a bit unclear in video.  Below are the last 2 paragraphs of the story: 


   But her husband was on his hands and knees feeling around wildly on the floor in search of the paw. If only he could find it before the thing outside got in. The knocks came very quickly now echoing through the house, and he heard the noise of his wife moving a chair and putting it down against the door. He heard the movement of the lock as she began to open it, and at the same moment he found the monkeys’s paw, and frantically breathed his third and last wish.

  The knocking stopped suddenly, although the echoes of it were still in the house. He heard the chair pulled back, and the door opened. A cold wind blew up the staircase, and a long loud cry of disappointment and pain from his wife gave him the courage to run down to her side, and then to the gate. The streetlight opposite shone on a quiet and deserted road.


The Simpson's Version  of The Monkey's Paw

At each wish, what will happen?  


Fix it!  Make the wishes in story work :)


What is the theme of the story?  Think beyond wishes...

READING - 20 minutes.  

Define these




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