Elacc9-10RL2: Determine a theme/central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of a text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text



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ELACC9-10RL2: Determine a theme/central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of a text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. ELACC9019R1/L1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. ELACC9-10RL/I3: Analyze how an author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas/events, including the order in which points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them. ELACC9-10RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).


Bloom’s Based Focus Questions:

The Iliad Book 6 “The Death of Hector”



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  1. What are some things Hector does before going to see his wife?

  2. Where is there an example of repetition in lines 12-17? What is the author’s intended effect?

  3. What does Andromache foreshadow about Hector’s fate?

  4. What are Andromache’s feelings toward Achilles?

    1. What happened to her family?

    2. What did Achilles do for her father? What does this indirect characterization say about Achilles?

  5. What advice does Andromache offer to Hector?

    1. What does this say about the role of women in Greece?

  6. Why does Hector tell Andromache he will continue fighting for Troy?

  7. What insight does this section provide into Hector and Andromache’s marriage/relationship? Make an inference based on textual evidence.

  8. What does Hector pray to Zeus for in regards to his son?

    1. Even though war is tearing the family apart, Hector still wants Astynax to fight one day. What does this say about the Greek culture?

  9. What does Hector say about fate?

    1. Does one have control over fate?

    2. If fate is fate, then why aim for fate in battle? Do you work for fate?

  10. What kind of man is Hector? How is he different from Achilles?

  11. Is Hector afraid to die? Explain and use at least one quote from the text.


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