World Lit: Iliad Story Time, day 1!


  • ELAGSE9-10SL2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10SL3 Evaluate and/or reflect on a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will hear an overview of the Iliad and practice mindful note-taking as they listen.

Opening Session

Let’s make a quick KWL chart! Has anyone studied Greek mythology before? Maybe The Odyssey? We’ll do a KWL chart together on the board, filling in the Know and Want-to-know sections now.

Work Session

It’s Iliad Story Time!

This is one of those units where you really need to have a lot of background information going in. Fortunately, this is stuff that was meant to be told aloud, as a story. So I’m going to narrate the background leading up to the story of the Iliad while you guys are taking notes. I have a copy of the notes as well, which you can read right here:

The Iliad Story Notes

My third block, Ms. Hannah will be relating the story! You should be taking notes while I do so.

Closing Session
To close out the day, let’s do a quick think-pair-share. Think for a minute about the most interesting thing you heard today, then share with your neighbor. We’ll take a few volunteers to share out afterwards.

Formative (note taking, participation)

Process (learning styles, scaffolding)

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