Hero`s Journey Assignment

Major Project #3:
The Hero’s Journey
Name: _____________________________ Date: ______________ Period: _________
Introduction: The Hero’s Journey is a complex multi-stage structure for storytelling. Joseph Campbell’s
work identifying a common pattern in thousands upon thousands of stories throughout time, history, and
location has led to the idea of the monomyth: that our all of our stories throughout the world are really
just variations of the same story. This project will allow you to learn the 17 different stages of Campbell’s
Hero’s Journey, apply the stages to film and literature, and also outline a Hero’s Journey of your very own.
Follow the process indicated below as we create Major Project #3.
Day 1: Tuesday, April 5th:
 Hero’s Journey Introductory Notes
Day 2: Wednesday, April 6th:
 Groundhog Day
 Hero’s Journey
Day 3: Friday, April 8th:
 P.O.E.T.S. Day #5
Day 4: Monday, April 11th:
 Hero & Setting Cut &
Paste Activity
Day 5: Tuesday, April 12th:
 Laptop Carts
 Hero’s Journey
Outline Template
Day 6: Wednesday, April 13th:
 Laptop Carts
 Hero’s Journey
Outline Template
Day 7: Friday, April 15th:
 Writer’s Notebook #7
 Hero’s Journey Outlines Due
 Hero’s Journey Short Story Application
Major Project #3:
The Hero’s Journey
Name: _____________________________ Date: ______________ Period: _________
Proficient writers…
approach in their
compose authentic
and increasingly
sophisticated writing
which develops a
thesis or theme and
shows originality.
build sentences,
paragraphs, and
extended pieces of
writing which show
use clear and precise
vocabulary in
written work,
consulting available
resources as needed.
apply the
conventions of
language for
Indicators, Traits, and Descriptors
Character & Setting Sketch
 Selects a photograph of a character from a magazine and generated character traits.
 Selects a photograph of a setting form a magazine and described it thoroughly.
 Creates a thoughtful outline with at least 10 stages developed
 Creates a thoughtful 1st Draft.
 Uses multiple readings and resources to revise 1st Draft for:
Organization, Diction, Detail, Description, & Dialogue
 Identifies needed improvements on 1st Draft which are then incorporated into Final Draft.
 Proofreads and edits Final Draft so that mechanical errors (spelling, grammar, punctuation) do not
distract the reader.
Publishing the Final Draft:
 If typed, Final Draft is titled, published with one-inch margins, 12-point font, double-spaced.
 The writer has developed at least 6 stages of the journey.
 The writer has invested the proper amount of time towards developing the character and story.
 The stage the writer is being assesses on uses showing examples, and does not simply tell.
 The story is appropriate.
 Events, details, and paragraphs are logically arranged to advance purpose.
 The story makes sense in it’s current arrangement.
 The text is framed and labeled using at least 6 different stages of the hero’s journey.
Point of View, Narration, & Voice:
 The writer has chosen a voice and point of view (1 st or 3rd Person Narration) appropriate for topic,
purpose, and audience.
 Point of View does not change throughout.
 Shows commitment to topic/purpose with enthusiasm, passion, and/or perceptiveness.
Sentence Fluency:
 Sentence beginnings are varied and non-repetitive.
 Varied sentence lengths enhance pacing (combination of short, medium, and long sentences).
 A variety of sentence types (simple, compound, complex, compound/complex) are used to create a
dynamic rhythm.
 All sentences make sense and contribute to the flow of the writing.
Word Choice:
 The language fits the writer’s purpose.
 The writing contains a variety of lively, natural, and carefully selected words.
 The words create strong, detailed sensory images in the reader’s mind.
 Words are specific and accurate; it is easy to understand just what the writer means.
 The writer developed dialogue to show natural conversations between characters.
 Dialogue tags are natural and reveal who is speaking when.
 The writer has incorporated a good balance of summarized and explicit dialogue.
 Writing contains minimal errors in punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and homonyms.
 Writing utilizes consistent and appropriate verb tense and agreement.
 Sentences are complete and grammatically correct.
 Errors, if present, do not interfere with meaning.
Average Proficiency: ______ / 5