"The Odyssey" Children's Book Project
Students identify the main events of a story, as well as the characteristics of main characters. They create a studenT book translating a section of "The Odyssey."
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The Crucible Project Sheet
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8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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