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					                The Odyssey: Children’s Book Project Instructions
You will be creating a children’s book based on The Odyssey. Your children’s book will sum up
the main events that take place in the chapters we will read in The Odyssey.

Your children’s book is due _____________________.

Use the checklist below to guide you as you complete your project:

____ Created with white paper, scrapbook paper, or construction paper (no lined paper)
____ Cover
____ Title Page
____ Dedication Page
____ Story Pages
____ Alternative Ending
____ Illustrations/Visually Pleasing
____ Inclusion of Plot Elements
____ Proper Grammar/Spelling
____ Typed
____ Page Numbers
____ Appropriate Language Used


Required Elements:

1. Cover:

      Made out of white paper, scrapbook paper, or construction paper (no lined paper)
      Include illustration that is not hand-drawn (magazine clipping, clip art, photograph, photo
       from Internet, etc.)
      Include creative book title (not The Odyssey Children’s Book). Title cannot be hand-
       written (may be typed, in letters cut out of construction paper, etc.)
      Include author’s name (you are the author!) Author’s name cannot be hand-written (may
       be typed, in letters made of construction paper, etc.)

2. Title Page

      Include creative book title
      Include author name (you are the author)
      Include illustration (see illustrations section below for requirements)

3. Dedication Page

      Dedicate your book to a Greek god or goddess (see list of gods and goddesses)
      Include explanation of why you are dedicating your book to this Greek god or goddess
       (for example: I dedicate this book to Poseidon, god of the winds, because….)
      Include illustration (see illustrations section below for requirements)

4. Story Pages

Your book will include at least two pages focused on each of the 10 books we cover in The
Odyssey (except the last book, book XXIV). You must have at least 20 story pages TOTAL in
your book.

Story pages:

      Must be typed
      Must include illustrations (see illustrations section below for requirements)
      Must include page numbers
      Must include summary of major events that take place within each book covered in The
       Odyssey (important/main events within each chapter covered)
      Each story page summary must be at least four sentences long

*** Your children’s book must include at least two pages focused on each book we read in the
novel. We will read books IX (9), X (10), XII (12), XIV (14), XVII (17), XVIII (18), XXI (21),
XXII (22), XXIII (23), and XXIV (24) of The Odyssey. You will not create story pages based on
book XXIV (24). Instead, you will create story pages based on the alternative ending you write
in class. See explanation below.

5. Alternative Ending

      You will write an alternative ending to The Odyssey in class
      You will revise/type your alternative ending, and include it in your story pages
      Alternative ending story pages will replace story pages for book XXIV (24)
      Alternative ending story pages must follow all story pages guidelines

6. Illustrations/Visually Pleasing

      Illustrations must be in color
      Illustrations must be original (magazine clippings, clip art, photographs, etc.; if hand-
       drawn illustrations are included, NO stick figures!
      Illustrations improve story content (explain what your wrote in your story pages)
      Illustrations and final book product must be neat and visually pleasing

7. Plot Elements

    Story pages must include events from the text that relate to all five plot elements
      (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution)
    Story’s plot elements must be clearly organized and developed (events within the story
      are listed in order of occurrence, and explanation is provided)

				
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