ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.
Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Heroes Are Made of This: Studying the Character of Heroes
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
Washington, Washington DC
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains,
complete with related gadgets and settings.
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as prewriting for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author in this secondary-level interactive.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 11
Students explore the definition of a hero and use the interactive Venn diagram to identify the most common characteristics of a hero.
Grades K – 12 | Printout | Graphic Organizer
Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between three objects or ideas.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
The book includes a variety of literary texts, along with accessible discussions and stimulating exercises to help students investigate the values, assumptions, and practices that underlie literary activity.