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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 8 :
8 ) Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new. [RL.8.9]

Subject: English Language Arts (8)
Title: What Makes a Hero?
Description:

This learning activity focuses on the traditional hero myth (mono-myth) by asking students to review the characteristics and events typically associated with the motif in mythology and traditional stories. While reviewing the characteristics and events using the Read-Write-Think tool, students test their understanding of each by analyzing and evaluating a current work's application of the characteristics and events.  

This lesson can be used in conjunction with the after learning activity: My Hero's Journey Book Proposal.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 8 :
8 ) Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new. [RL.8.9]

Subject: English Language Arts (8)
Title: My Hero's Journey Book Proposal
Description:

This learning activity should be used as an after activity to allow students to demonstrate their understanding of patterns and characteristics associated with the traditional Hero's Journey myth (mono-myth). This learning activity could be used with the learning activity "What Makes a Hero?" to introduce these concepts. The students will brainstorm ideas for a personal hero who fits the characteristics of the traditional myth using a My Hero's Journey Book Proposal and The Hero's Journey. The assignment is presented to students as a letter from a publisher asking them to submit their ideas for a book using the traditional hero's journey pattern and characteristics.  The students will answer questions and insert illustrations from The Hero's Journey to help them think through their ideas.  

This activity is a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (6) 8 :
8 ) Differentiate among odes, ballads, epic poetry, and science fiction. (Alabama)

[ELA2015] (7) 5 :
5 ) Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning. [RL.7.5]

[ELA2015] (8) 8 :
8 ) Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new. [RL.8.9]

[ELA2015] (8) 9 :
9 ) By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RL.8.10]

Subject: English Language Arts (6 - 8)
Title: Playing with Poetry the Interactive Way
Description:

This interactive activity challenges students to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more.




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