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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|
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KERRIE HOLMES JOHNSON
September 18, 2016
I have used this activity for several years. It is always a hit. I typically have them create a hero and a villain and them compare and contrast their character traits.
January 08, 2015
My students loved this lesson, for explaining direct and indirect characterization! I also teach special education and I had my students make a visual representation of their hero or villain, based on the characterizations they wrote on their outline. It really aloud them to develop the character and give depth. Super helpful, I enjoyed using it! Thank you!
August 10, 2012
Wow. I thank you tremendously! i was running through ideas and glad to see that my thoughts and your plans on characterizations matched. And helped me think in-depth on which avenue to go to to teach my subject to my summer school class. I know my kids will love this very interactive version of your plans.
April 06, 2011
Thank you so much for this post! I'm using a modified version for an anchor activity after the characterization unit test. Great lesson that will get my students thinking in a fun way, after such a lengthy test!
October 25, 2010
Excellent lesson as a way to wrap up a unit on Characterization. I did this with special education seventh and eighth graders and didn't have to adapt a thing. Using this with the character Trading Card interactive is also cool, as each student can create a trading card of their super-character. The kids loved this whole project! Thanks for posting.
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