This is a great activity for you to use in your class to discuss what a 'hero' means to your kiddos! I got this idea a few years back from a website that I was on but I can't remember which one to give credit!!! Sorry!!!
I use this activity in September for Terry Fox but it can easily be adapted to anyone else. You can also use this when studying character traits.
I start off by reading a book or watching a quick clip about Terry Fox and then discuss what the word 'Hero' means to get their little brains working!
My students already know that I love baking, so I show them a recipe of my 'World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe'. We look at it as a group on the LCD and discuss quantities and why they are important in the recipe (great way to throw in a little math as well!)
After this, I let the students know that they will now be creating their own recipe for a hero. Each student gets a sticky note and writes down 3 characteristics that they think are the most important for being a hero.
I then use 'Wordle' to input all of the students ideas. IMPORTANT: make sure that you type the word 'HERO' at least 20-30 times so that when the words grow 'Hero' is your focal point. I'll place the link below if you haven't used this program. Once you start you will be hooked! Great for brainstorming ideas!!
Once we've created our 'wordle' I keep it on the LCD screen for students to use as a reference as they write their recipe for a hero. I remind them to think about the quantities and to place the most important characteristics first.
At the bottom of the page the students can draw a picture of their hero.
I hope that you like this activity as much as I do!
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Wordle Website: http://www.wordle.net/