NYLearns - The Odyssey by Homer Unit Overview The Odyssey by Homer Unit Overview. Subject. English Language Arts (NYS P-12 Common Core) Grade Levels. Commencement, 9th Grade Objectives. In this unit, students will: Take notes on the background of Homer and the Trojan War. Read and respond to The Odyssey by Homer. Identify and analyze the literary elements and literary devices Homer uses in The Odyssey Lesson Plan | Teaching Unit: Common Core Join Now Log in Home Lesson Plans The Odyssey: Teacher Guide: Common Core Standards Teacher Guide The Odyssey Lesson Plan Core Standards Teaching Guide - Core Standards. 9-10 . CCSS-Literacy.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.