Once the teacher makes his/her own copy of the Google slide and rubric, he/she can alter it to fit his/her students.
Students should already be familiar with the idea that writers draw on themes, patterns of events, and character types from myths, traditional stories, religious works, etc. and the traditional Hero's Journey myth before they begin this assignment.
This activity could be combined with the following learning activities on ALEX:
- "What Makes A Hero?"
- "Narrative Writing Revision Boot Camp"
- "My Hero's Journey Narrative"
The teacher will find the following instructions embedded in the My Hero's Journey Book Proposal:
"You must stay true to the characteristics discussed in this unit. You do, however, have some creative freedom. You may choose not to include some of the characteristics (no more than 3 without permission), but you must include a clear explanation for why the omitted characteristic is not appropriate for your story. Your explanation(s) should be included in the slide of the characteristic(s) you chose to omit."
If the teacher does not plan on using the Learning Activities mentioned above to create a unit project, the following wording, "You must stay true to the characteristics discussed in this unit," will need to be changed when he/she alters My Hero's Journey Book Proposal.