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 Get
out your literature circle book.
 Get out your notebook and get ready for
your homework (graphic organizer with a
theme statement) to be checked off.
 Grab a copy of “The Sniper” from the
counter.
Literature circles- 20 minutes

What has happened so far in what you have read?
Summarize in your group. (Make sure not to give
anything away to those who have not gotten that far
yet).

What are your feelings about the book? How does the
author use pacing?

What steps and stages have you seen in the Hero’s
Journey so far?
 As
a group: Map out what steps you have seen so far with
either a labeled plot diagram (with the steps) or a similar
graphic organizer to the homework on your butcher paper.
Do Now
 Get
out your Springboard book. Tear out or
turn to pages 21-24
Hero’s Journey:
Exposition and The
Departure
Unit 1 Lesson 1.6
Objectives- Hero’s Journey: the
Departure
 IWBAT
analyze a story for archetypal
structure and narrative techniques.
 IWBAT
draft the opening of an original
Hero’s Journey narrative.
 IWBAT
demonstrate understanding of visual
techniques used for effect by illustrating an
event.
The departure- The Refusal of the call

PAIR SHARE: Why would a hero refuse his or her
call? Why might this be a common event in hero
stories?
Drummer Boy of Shiloh
 Think
about these questions as we
read as a class:
 What
 How
is Joby’s adventure?
does he feel about it?
 When
does he accept his adventure?
Pair reading
 Read
through the text again with your
partner and mark the three stages of
The Departure.
Call
to Adventure
Refusal
The
of the call
Beginning of the Adventure
The departure- The Refusal of the call
 Summary
of the departure:
 Summarize
the departure stage of the
Hero’s Journey as it relates to Joby in The
Drummer Boy. Embed at least ONE DIRECT
QUOTATION in your summary to strengthen
your response.
 Direct quotation= “exact words” (Bradbury
23).
Formative Assessment
 Re-read
the text and answer the questions
on the front of the Assessment using the
rubric for guidance.
Analysis of Structure and Techniques in
The Drummer boy of Shiloh
 Analyze
the structure and techniques
used by Ray Bradbury by filling out the
graphic organizer on page 26 of your
Springboard book.
Create your own Original Hero

In your notebook, sketch an
image of your hero. Label
their physical and
personality traits.

Give them a meaningful
name.

Create a setting (place,
time)

Create a conflict: What
challenges might your
character come across?
How might the hero
transform into someone
stronger than they started
out as?

Character background: Who
are the character’s family
and friends? What does the
hero do every day? What
does the hero want in life?
What do others want from
the hero?
Draft your Exposition

Think about the hero you just envisioned. What
might the hero experience in the DEPARTURE
stage?

Draft your exposition with the three steps of this
stage.
 Establish
a context and point of view (first or third)
 Use
details and imagery to create mood.
 Use
narrative techniques
 Dialogue
 Pacing
 Vivid
language

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