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Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains

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Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith

Portland, Oregon

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Computers with Internet access

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Compare & Contrast Map

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Compare & Contrast Map

The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.

 

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WEBSITES

  • Superhero Database

    This website provides a comprehensive database of superheroes, villains, super powers, and elements pertaining to superheroes.

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PREPARATION

  1. Look over the Superhero Database, especially the Characters link in order to make decisions about which superheroes and super-villains you want to show the class on the first day.
  2. Have a computer with Internet access and projector available in the classroom to show the Superhero Database.
  3. Make an overhead transparency and copies for each student of the Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer and Superhero/Super-Villain Profile Form.
  4. Make an overhead transparency of the Superhero/Super-Villain Sample Characteristics list.
  5. Read over the lesson thoroughly to familiarize yourself with the various concepts.

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