The Odyssey | Discovering Literature Series: Challenging Level
The Odyssey | Discovering Literature Series: Challenging Level
The Odyssey | Discovering Literature Series: Challenging Level
The Odyssey | Discovering Literature Series: Challenging Level

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

  • The challenging level focuses on a variety of reading strategies to help students construct a meaningful literature experience as well as develop critical thinking and academic skills. Keyed to translations of Fagles, Fitzgerald, Lattimore, and Rouse.

    Table of Contents

    Notes to the Teacher
    About the Organization of This Literature Guide

    • The Groupings of Literature
    • Strategy Pages
    • Testing
    • Writer’s Forum Pages
    • Answer Pages

    Introducing the Literature

    • Sample Lesson Plan
    Bibliography

    • Strategy 1: Genre—Epic
    • Strategy 2: Translations
    • Strategy 3: Background—The Historical Troy
    • Strategy 4: Homer’s Mythology
    • Strategy 5: Beginning a Book
    Introduction to the Translation of Robert Fagles
    Introduction to the Translation of Robert Fitzgerald
    Introduction to the Translation of Richmond Lattimore
    Introduction to the Translation of W.H. D. Rouse
    Book 1:
    • Strategy 6: Plot—Beginning/ Middle/End/Strategy
    • Strategy 7: References and Allusions—The Story of Agamemnon
    Book 2:
    • Strategy 8: Setting—Real and Imaginary Places
    Book 3:
    Book 4:
    Test 1: Books 1-4
    Book 5:
    • Strategy 9: The Hero’s Journey
    • Writer’s Forum: Persuasion
    Book 6:
    • Strategy 10: Similes and Metaphors
    Book 7:
    • Strategy 11: Characterization
    Book 8:
    Test 2: Books 5-8
    Book 9:
    • Strategy 12: Cross-Cultural Parallels—Fin MacCumhail
    Book 10:
    Book 11:
    • Strategy 13: Plot Elements
    Book 12:
    • Strategy 14: Theme
    Test 3: Books 9-12
    Book 13:
    • Writer’s Forum: Description
    Book 14:
    Book 15:
    Book 16:
    Test 4: Books 13-16
    Book 17:
    • Strategy 15: Irony
    Book 18:
    Book 19:
    • Writer’s Forum: Anecdote
    Book 20:
    Test 5: Books 17-20
    Book 21:
    • Strategy 16: Foreshadowing and Flashback
    Book 22:
    Book 23:
    • Strategy 17: Character Traits
    Book 24:
    • Writer’s Forum: Compare and Contrast a Book and a Movie
    Test 6: Books 21-24
    Answer Pages


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