Kind of Activity:
To understand how nostalgia and point of view can affect a story.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5
Each student should write about his or her own odyssey--a journey he or she took or is currently on. Instruct them to write the story with themselves as hero, to embellish as needed and to skew every incident to make it clear that they themselves saved the day.
After they have had some time to write, have students present their stories to the class, and discuss what actually happened and how they embellished or changed the events to give the story the angle they...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 1060 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 8307 literature essays, 2287 sample college application essays, 359 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.