Grade: 9th
Subject: Englsih I
The Odyssey
Epic poetry


Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1.TLW identify Homeric similes.
2.TLW identify and create epithets.
Teacher Objectives-
1.TLW demonstrate an understanding of epic poetry by stating the characteristics and using the assoicated vocabulary.
Movie - The Odyssey
English I textbook
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1.What makes a hero? Is Odysseus worthy of being called a hero?
2.Review of terms - Epic poetry, epic hero, length, Homer, rahpsodes
3.Reader's theater - Skits of The Illiad and The Odyssey to date.

2. Lesson Progression-

1.Read The Odyssey pointing out key points.
2.Homeric Similes (p. 645)
3.Epithet (715)

3. Guided Practice-

1.Before we read (or after depending on the flow in the class) students will answer with a few examples of epthets. I will write them on the Smartboard.

4. Student Practice-

1.With about 15 minutes left in class students will complete Practice 2 on page 715.

5. Learner Accommodations-

1.I will read a large portion of the text so long as the students follow along.

6. Assessment-

1.With ten minutes left in class, I will have students call out the critical learning points for today.
2.Students will summarize and note differences between the movie and the text.

7. Lesson Closure-

1.Students will jot down the critical elements into their notebooks.
Measuring Student Progress-
1.Students should be able to identify a Homeric Simile by the time we get to the 3rd example in the reading.

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