Day 1

The Alchemist (Coelho) Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Hero's Journey & Monomyth

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    Investigate the importance of myth and storytelling in fiction

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.9 Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.


    This long term project can be integrated through the entire unit.

    The first day builds the foundation for the project and integrates technology. Bring students to a computer lab and ask them to research the idea of the Hero's Journey in mythology. They...

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