Teacher Guide

The Alchemist (Coelho) Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Day 1 Students use the internet to research culture. Students research Paulo Coelho and can choose to use the internet. Students also use the internet to begin building their portfolio's for the Hero's Journey (long term project).

Day 2 ReadWriteThink has an excellent digital interactive tool for helping students apply the hero's journey to specific stories. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/hero-journey-30069.html

Day 3 Using research from the internet, students plot Santiago's journey on a map.

Students use a graphic organizer (print or digital) to collect information about character relationships.

Day 4 Students use the internet to...

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