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Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday's Class - Writing Your Own Hero's Journey Story Part I

What You Need for Class Today...
  1. Composition Book
  2. Pen/Pencil
  3. Hero's Journey Packet on Back Table

DO NOWThink and Write
Imagine you were cast in a movie as an adventure hero.  The director tells you that you can name the character anything you like.  Make a list of possible names for your hero...
Examples:  Zambo the Mystic, Mister Festerzynski, The Incredible Bulk, Sissy, Colliggio Valentini, Sarah Blahbland...


  1. DO NOW: None
  2. Announcement:  Last NWEA Assessment happens this Thursday and Friday this week!
  3. Quote  of the Week:  “Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them.” Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  4. TODAY'S QUESTION: How is the Hero's Journey represented in Western cultures from ancient Greece to modern day America?
  5. MINI-LESSON: Introduction of The Hero's Journey Story assignemnt.
  6. PRACTICE: Create your hero!
  7. ASSESSMENT:  Completion of the character map in the story packet.
  8. HOMEWORK: Character Map due tomorrow.