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Superhero Character Traits | Reading and Writing Activities

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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31 pages
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This superhero-themed literacy pack is sure to engage your young readers and writers!

The activities included in this resource were designed with two purposes! The first was to provide a character trait sorting activity for Dex: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn and Michael Buehler. This fiction text about Dex, a wiener dog with a big dream, is one of my favorites. The story describes his troubles with Cleevis, the neighborhood tomcat, as well as his transformation into a superhero. This resource is a nice supplement to Journeys Unit 4, Lesson 20 if you use the reading series.

The second was to provide materials to create an anchor or pocket chart that will help your students compare and contrast the qualities of fictional superheroes and real-life heroes they have read about. What a great way to start a discussion about the important character traits of courage, kindness, perseverance, and cooperation!

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*Character trait sorting activity for Dex: The Heart of a Hero.

*Qualities of a superhero vs. real-life hero sorting activity.

*Graphic organizers for comparing, contrasting, and describing the character traits of Dex and Cleevis.

*Graphic organizers for comparing, contrasting, and describing the qualities of superheroes and real-life heroes.

*Template for creating and illustrating superhero and

real-life hero posters.

Be sure to grab these FREE SUPERHERO TAGS and check out my DIY Superhero Style blog post over at Classroom Tested Resources!

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Total Pages
31 pages
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Teaching Duration
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