- ELAGSE9-10RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone.) 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
- ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia ELA
I can examine the hero’s journey by considering examples from movies or books I’ve read so that I can apply the hero’s journey to The Alchemist.
READING QUIZ!!! We will open each day of this reading with a short, 5 question quiz. Do these on your own paper and HANG ON TO THEM, because you will turn them all in
together when we finish reading!
Today we’re talking about a concept called The Hero’s Journey. This idea is that all stories follow the same framework, whether or not the authors intend to. We’re going to
start by watching a video that explains this pretty thoroughly:
The book we’re reading, The Alchemist, is a hero’s journey for the main character, Santiago.
Let’s put a hero’s journey diagram on the board and see how some movies fit to it!
- Finding Nemo
Grab a sheet of paper (or you can use the back of today’s reading quiz) and draw the diagram. Choose a movie, book, or series you’ve seen/read and write down how it fits onto the hero’s journey diagram! Hang on to these in your notebook/journal because we will reference them throughout the unit 🙂
Continue your reading of The Alchemist to the end of page 47 (the end of part 1) 🙂
Formative (reading quiz, hero quest class discussion)
Process (scaffolding), Interest (hero quest movies)