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TITLE: My Hero

GRADE LEVELS: 1-5

AUTHOR: Mrs. Debbie Alexander

SCHOOL: Woodlawn Elementary School

DISTRICT: Twin Lakes School Corporation

APPROPRIATE GROUP SIZE(S):

TIME REQUIRED: 1 day

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PREPARATION:

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Each student will choose a hero, and write a paragraph describing their hero. The paragraph should explain why they have chosen this person as their hero.
  2. Each student should proofread and edit their paragraph with their teacher, and rewrite their paragraph, as necessary, to correct errors.
  3. After their paragraphs have been edited and revised, students should publish their paragraphs on the My Hero Project Web Site.
  4. After publishing their paragraphs about their heroes, students will use the links on the web site to research an historical or contemporary figure with a partner.
  5. Partners will collect facts about a chosen hero and present their information to the class.
  6. Each set of partners will choose a method of presentation (i.e. tape recordings, posters, skits, oral reports, etc.), will develop their presentations, and will present their information to the class.

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