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Welcome to this Lesson:

Ulysses: Time Traveler

bringing a world famous hero to a time (and place) near you!

This lesson was built for WritingFix after being proposed by Nevada teacher Ruth Oxborrow at an AT&T-sponsored in-service class for teachers.

The intended "mentor text" to be used when teaching this on-line lesson is the adaptation of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. Before writing, students should listen to and discuss the writing style of this book's author, especially from pages 124-128 of the book.

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Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

Inspired by The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin, the writer will develop a scene where the clever Ulysses is whisked into modern times.  Using an unusual mode of modern transportation, Ulysses must make his way back to his adventures in ancient times.  The graphic organizer will require students to create a story that has both logical parts and good word choices.  Teachers: click here to read the entire lesson plan.

6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

This lesson’s focus is on the writing trait idea development; the writer will launch an original idea for adventure for a character that comes from Greek/Roman mythology.  The support trait is organization; students will plan and write paragraphs that have purpose.

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