Elements of an Epic

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Mythic heroes, gods and goddesses, and epic tales come alive as young artists craft their own graphic novel or mind map for classic epics, including The Odyssey, BeowulfHarry Potter, and Star Wars, identifying the six elements of every epic.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members work independently and then in groups share their panels and discuss why they chose the images they used to represent the six elements of an epic
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity may be used with any epic tale
  • Especially effective with visual and kinesthetic learners as well as struggling readers
Pros

  • Aligned with Common Core standards
  • Includes a teacher guide
  • Activity can be easily imported and edited to suit classroom needs
Cons

  • None