ELA Week of 9.24.18: Setting Off on a Heroic Writing Journey

This week, we’ll start writing our Hero’s Journey Narrative. Before we do so, we’ll tackle a few important writing skills, including using descriptive detail and dialogue. We’ll also practice and check our learning on the unit vocabulary.

Here’s what our schedule will look like:

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The following assignments are scheduled to be due or assigned this week. Check this page regularly for updates.

  1. Odysseus Sketches. On Monday, we’ll finish up our work on The Odyssey by trying to imagine what the character Odysseus might look like. We’ll use details from the text to sketch him.
    • Submit: Do in Sketchbook; Submit in Google Classroom.
    • Due: Wednesday, Sept. 26.
  2. Hero’s Journey Character Sketch. On Wednesday, you’ll be asked to fill out a form designed to help you sketch out what the hero in your Hero’s Journey Narrative will be like.
    • Submit: Google Classroom.
    • Due: Thursday, Sept. 27.
  3. Hero’s Journey Narrative Outlines. Thursday, we’ll start coming up with an outline for our Hero’s Journey Narratives. You’ll have Thursday and Friday to work on them, but by Friday you’ll need to be finished and also have a peer look yours over.
    • Submit: On paper.
    • Due: Friday, Sept. 28.
  4. Unit 1 Vocabulary Learn Check. On Friday, we’ll do a Learn Check for the Unit 1 vocabulary.
    • Submit: On paper, in class.
    • Due: Friday, Sept. 28.
  5. Hero’s Journey Narrative Intro. Starting Friday, you’ll begin drafting your Hero’s Journey Narrative, starting with the introduction. You’ll want to have a draft of this completed in time for peer editing on Tuesday.
    • Submit: Google Classroom.
    • Due: Start of class on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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