The Homecoming of Odysseus

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The winding, incredible, seemingly never-ending adventure of Odysseus can be overwhelming to young readers. An engaging audio version of Homer's Odyssey introduces listeners to the fundamentals of the story without Homer's elevated language.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Send home the link for class members to listen to the story with parents
  • Break up the reading over several days, addressing each element of the story with additional discussion and activities
Classroom Considerations

  • The story begins at 0:20, after a brief introduction
  • Duration of the full audio is 20:48
  • Comment section is open to the public
  • Ads for additional stories from the publisher are visible throughout the transcript, but readers can easily skip them
Pros

  • Includes a few relevant lines from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem "Ulysses" at the end of the story
  • Makes a complex story accessible for elementary readers
  • Perfect for a listening center
Cons

  • None