This time of year, we’ve studied the Monomyth, read The Odyssey, written our own hero myths with dragons and magic rings and terrible enemies. Now, we’ve taken a look at our own lives and how we live that Hero’s Journey.
At first, they say, “Mrs. G, we haven’t lived long enough to have a hero’s journey.” I share my little hero’s journey and they start thinking and brainstorming and then they blow me away with their stories.
To begin, we all did some pre-writing using the stages of the monomyth and then transformed it into a ‘life map’ which gave us a basis for our rough draft. We are writing those drafts right now, but I couldn’t help but share some of the amazing life maps. Wow.
These students have been through so much in their short lives and their stories keep me on the edge of my seat.