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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|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 | 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.