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Day 3 Agenda– The Odyssey 1. Bell Ringer 2. Vocabulary 3. Skill Focus– Characterization and Motivation 4. Read from Cyclops 5. Characterization and Motivation.

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1 Day 3 Agenda– The Odyssey 1. Bell Ringer 2. Vocabulary 3. Skill Focus– Characterization and Motivation 4. Read from Cyclops 5. Characterization and Motivation Practice 6. Exit Slip

2 Bell Ringer #3: (A) 4/15 & (B) 4/18 Write a paragraph about a time in which you overcame a great obstacle or difficulty in your life. 1. What fears or problems did you have to face? 2. Why did you choose to face these obstacles despite the difficulty they caused? 3. Did you have an ultimate reward for your hard work?

3 Ravage (verb): destroy violently, ruin Profusion (noun): large supply, abundance Adversary (noun): enemy, opponent Directions 1. Use the word ravage in a sentence. 2. What is a synonym of the word profusion? 3. Create an illustration depicting the word adversary. Word Work #3

4 Skill Review: Characterization Characterization means the way an author communicates information about a character Two Types: Direct – TELLS US Doug was very lazy! Indirect – SHOWS US Doug was bored with the TV show, but the remote control was across the room, so he just watched it anyway.

5 Big Idea Characterization: Direct and Indirect The difference between direct and indirect characterization is the same as the difference between telling and showing. One is simply the author telling the reader what the character is like. The other is where the author shows what the character's like. Examples: Peter was very lazy, and would never shift himself more than was absolutely necessary. vs. Peter was bored with the TV program, but the remote control was unfortunately across the room, so he just watched it anyway. Jan would be home soon, and she could fetch it for him then.

6 Skill Review: Character Motivation Motivation means the drive that causes a character to do or say something. Two Types: Intrinsic/Internal – comes from within the character Sarah practiced a lot for basketball because she had a personal goal of getting an athletic scholarship to college. Extrinsic/External – comes from outside the character Sarah made sure to do her English homework because she knew her parents checked the class web-site each week.

7 Character Preview: The Cyclops Page 760 Named Polyphemus The son of Poseidon One of a group of brutish one-eyed giants called Cyclopes Cyclopes live solitary lives as shepherds, supposedly on an island known as Sicily (part of Italy today!)

8 Todays Reading Book 9 The Cyclops (p ) During Reading Activity Complete the Reading Guide

9 CyclopsVideo Clip minutes

10 Exit Slip Please identify if the following quotes show direct or indirect characterization for the specified character. Justify your response. 1. …Cyclops went on filling his belly / with manflesh and great gulps of whey… (p. 763) 2. We Cylopes / care not a whistle for your thundering Zeus / or all the gods in bliss; we have more force by far (p ). Reflect back to our readings from today. Choose one character (Odysseus or Cyclops) and identify one example of direct and one example of indirect characterization. Your answer must differ from those listed above. 1. Describe Odysseus motivation and behavior in this passage. 2. Why does Odysseus taunt the Cyclops when leaving his island? Explain!


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