World Lit: Book 22, The Death of Hector


  • ELAGSE9-10RL3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums (e.g., Auden’s poem “Musée de Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus), including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will read and analyze “The Death of Hector” from The Iliad.

Opening Session

It’s Vocab Review time, and we’re playing KAHOOT!!

We will spend ten minutes doing a Kahoot game with the vocabulary words from this week. YOUR QUIZ IS ON THURSDAY!!! (and tomorrow is a half day, so we won’t have much time together!)

Work Session

We’re continuing to read The Iliad today! Our goal for today is to read through all of Book 22, which contains the most important scene of the whole book: Hector’s death.

We will be using the same reading strategy we used with “Two Kinds,” where we will alternate paragraphs between the teacher and a student. While reading her paragraphs, Ms. Hannah will walk around and tap someone on the shoulder. If you get tapped, it’s your turn to read! You’ll take the next paragraph, and then Ms. Hannah will pick it back up. This way, you will have a little bit of warning if you’re reading next, but also, you can’t just look ahead and memorize your passage.

As we read, we will stop and talk about what’s going on, and even do a little bit of reenactment!

Reading The Iliad book 22 will take approximately 55 minutes of class time, from 11:50-12:45.

If we finish early, students should begin work on Critical Reading questions 1, 2, and 3 (on the last page of the packet). These questions will be completed and due after we finish reading book 24 on Friday.

Closing Session
Close with a “notice and wonder” for today! Write down two things you NOTICED while reading, and two things you’re WONDERING about. (11 minutes, 12:45-12:56 [lunch bell])

Formative (discussions, notice and wonder, comprehension questions)

Process (scaffolding, annotated text)

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