The following activities will be used to evaluate student mastery of objectives:
1. The Odyssey Webquest: The webquest can be used to assess student's background knowledge of the Trojan War and King Odysseus. Teachers should check for student accuracy. To successfully complete this, students will need to:
a. conduct research on the Trojan War and answer related questions.
b. conduct research on King Odysseus (his strengths/weaknesses and his travels) and answer questions related to him and his travels.
2. O-R-E-O graphic organizer and O-R-E-O (final product): The organizer will be used to assess the student's opinion of Odysseus's hero status. Teachers will use this activity to assess the students' ability to do the following:
a. form an opinion.
b. find textual evidence to support their opinion.
c. write a full explanation of the text support provided.
d. use the information in the O-R-E-O graphic organizer to write a well-written, organized opinion paragraph.