There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey?! Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero’s Journey, the main character must endure a “Trail of Trials.” There are an average of 15 obstacles in the middle of the first books of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight.

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"The Middle" centers on the frequent mishaps of a semi-dysfunctional family as they attempt to get on with their lives in the city of Orson, Indiana. The characters are endearing and funny.

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Malcom in the Middle. Hilarious... but he would have third degree burns.

Malcom in the Middle. Hilarious... but he would have third degree burns.

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Characters that jump off the page (originality, unpredictability, desire, wounds, etc). GOOD STUFF!

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Interactive Notebook Resources ready to use in the middle school history/social studies middle classroom. There are so many benefits to using the interactive notebook at the middle school level. Comprehension and retention are increased, students learn key concepts in multiple ways, and creativity and higher-level thinking are incorporated on a daily basis.

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Trio Expression Sheets by *dCTb on deviantART (Looks like Adam at the top of the page and Erin in the middle.)

Trio Expression Sheets by *dCTb on deviantART (Looks like Adam at the top of the page and Erin in the middle.)

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Are you looking for a fun way to teach describing characters and character traits? Try this! Fold each side of a horizontal sheet of paper to the middle. Have the kids draw a picture of the character on the front. Put words to describe the outward appearance of the character on the outside.

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