ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2021] (9) 4 :
4. Analyze how authors use characterization, connotation, denotation, figurative language, literary elements, and point of view to create and convey meaning in a variety of texts.
[ELA2015] (9) 40 :
40 ) Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. [L.9-10.5]

a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text. [L.9-10.5a]

b. Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations. [L.9-10.5b]

Subject: English Language Arts (9), English Language Arts (9)
Title: Odysseus's Plight: A Long Road Home

This activity is designed to provide students with a closer look at Odysseus's voyage home. Once students have completed the preliminary assignments from the "Odysseus: Masterful Leader or Arrogant Risk taker?" they are prepared to begin reading the actual text. As they read, students will complete Cornell Notes to ensure understanding of the text. Once we have read Part One of the Odyssey, students will complete a One-Pager depicting their understanding of one of the books read and discussed in class.

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

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