This is a preview of the reading and writing activities I created to go along with my book, The Hero in Me. All activities are alligned to the common core. They allow teachers to teach character education while using common core reading and writing activities. There are whole group, small group and individual activities. The full packet includes writing with 5 organizational structures; compare/contrast, problem/solution, description, cause/effect and sequencing. The reading section includes comprehension questions as well as character comparisions. Finally, a vocabulary section is included. It has words from the book, The Hero in Me, in addition to phrases and figurative language.