This fun activity allows students to gather information, take notes, and complete an essay based on the process used to assess them through high-stakes testing. Students will read an informational text called What Makes a Hero Great, they will watch a video piece explaining the Hero’s Journey Myth, and hear or read a narrative based on a super hero. They will then create their own hero through a craftivity and a comic strip. The final step of the process is to learn and use the steps to write an opinion writing piece based on the Common Core Standards expectations in testing. Opinion Writing student notebook page included!
Picture books used in addition to the informational text included are Superdog, The Heart of a Hero and Super Hero ABC. An alternative option to read an assigned hero story of your choice is included!