Parent Guide: Supporting Literacy Development at Home While Sheltering in Place
Hero’s Journey A classic story structure in which an unlikely hero or heroine receives a sudden and unexpected journey. The hero is usually reluctant and has no choice but to go on the adventure. Along the way, the hero’s mental or physical strength and stamina are tested but receives help from mentors. After an ultimate battle in which the hero is triumphant, the hero or heroine returns home with a gift or treasure that benefits himself/herself and humanity.
Stage 1 – The Separation
Call to Adventure – The Hero encounters a situation where they must face the beginnings of change.
Stage 2 – The Departure Mentor(s) – Friends (could also be supernatural) who come along side the Hero and gives him training, equipment, or advice that will help on the journey.
Obstacle(s) – Difficulties and problems that come along the way.
Stage 3 – The Transformation Turning Point – A change in the Hero that could be physical, mental, emotional, etc.
Stage 4 – The Return Reward or gift – The Hero gains a treasure (object or knowledge) that has the power to benefit himself or others.