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The Odyssey: Circe & The Sirens

The Witch Circe, Land of the Dead, The Sirens

Nicole Petraitis

on 7 December 2016

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Transcript of The Odyssey: Circe & The Sirens

The Odyssey
Circe, Death, & Sirens
November 30, 2015
Where are we??
The Witch Circe
The Land of the Dead
After Polyphemus...
Things to remember:
Do Now: Journal Entry
In your groups, take 5 minutes to skim through the text and review important events that have happened so far. Prepare a short summary that one group member will share with the class. I will choose which group members share, so make sure you are all prepared!
King Alcinous
Polyphemus (Cyclops)
The Lotus Eaters
Homeric Simile
The Wind King's Favor
Odysseus's Mutinous Men
And Then There Was One (Ship)
Read "The Witch Circe" annotating and highlighting for:
Figurative Language
Homeric Similes
On a new page in your binder, draw a T-chart. On one side write "See" and on the other write "Feel."
They were told to consult the blind prophet, Tiresias.
They offered a ram as sacrifice, & jars of milk, honey, wine & water.
Odysseus' mother and Elpenor were both unknown deaths to Odysseus.
Tiresias appeared & told Odysseus to avoid the cattle of Lord Helios.
He also said Odysseus' men would NOT avoid the cattle & would die.
Odysseus would be left alone & upon his return home he must kill the men living off his land, & then make a monument to Poseidon far inland.
Human weakness plays a big part in this story. Explain what Odysseus’ weakness is and why Homer might have wanted to include this in his story. Include at least one quote from the text to support your answer.
Be prepared to discuss with a partner & share with the class!
The Odyssey begins on page 889
p. 911
Guided Imagery Activity
Quickly, complete the T-chart by writing exactly what you can remember creating in your mind. It is quite a skill to make images occur based on what you hear, so write fast!
Heads Down
Eyes Closed
Feet on Floor
The Sirens: Scylla & Charybdis
In your groups, begin reading, with members taking turns reading aloud. Switch readers at each break in the text. At the end of each page, stop and discuss what you've read. Once all group members have a good understanding of the what you have read. While reading, annotate and answer the TDQs on the side of the page.
Copy into your notes!
-To read "The Witch Circe" and complete comprehension questions.
-To participate in a whole-class guided imagery activity for "Land of the Dead."
Standards Addressed:
- RL.9-10.1
- RL.9-10.2
- RL. 9-10.3
- RL.9-10.5

- SL.9-10.2 - Multiple sources of info (listening & comprehending
Complete your Active Reading Guide when finished. You have a limited amount of time - whatever you don't finish at the end is homework!
Exit Ticket -
What is one lesson that Odysseus has learned so far on his journey?
Homework: Complete active reading packet
December 2, 2015
Do Now:
Working in your groups, complete the graphic organizer summarizing each episode:
What happens to Odysseus in each adventure?
Whom does he meet?
How does he manage to move on?
Finish the graphic organizer you began earlier for the episodes you just read. You may work together quietly.
Exit Ticket: Where does Odysseus end up next?
Complete Active Reading Guide
Evens and Odds:
Compare your charts. What is similar/different?
Together, come up with a summary of the story and write that in your notes.
To use active reading strategies to analyze character and theme in "The Sirens: Scylla & Charybdis"
Standards Addressed:
Review your Active Reading Guide!
What do you see?
Imagine you are on that boat. What would you be thinking?
Have "Cyclops" TDQs and Active Reading Guide out - I will be around to check it!
Take out your Active Reading Packet, I will be coming around to check for completion.
Don't forget to complete your Active Reading Packet!
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