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Weaving the Old into the New: Pairing The Odyssey with Contemporary Works

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Weaving the Old into the New: Pairing The Odyssey with Contemporary Works

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Patsy Hamby

Patsy Hamby

Dallas, Georgia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Nadine Strick

September 27, 2011

THANK YOU! My grade 10 teacher taught the quest motif to our class when I went to school, and I have always wanted to implement something similar. She taught Shakespeare and a selection of The Odyssey in a way that made them approachable. Pairing up a classic text with a contemporary novel of a similar theme is a wonderful way to engage students in both kinds of texts. Your online article is fantastic, and I hope to do something similar when I finish my B.Ed..

 

 

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