Language Arts Activities for Elementary Students
MY HERO Free Curated Online Resources for Elementary Students and Homeschoolers
April is Poetry Month:
Students are encouraged to submit original poems to the MY HERO Mattie J. T. Stepanek Poetry Contest
Submit your work for the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Poetry Contest. All Ages Deadline: 5/1
Students are encouraged to submit original poems to the MY HERO Mattie Stepanek Poetry Contest.
Students make films illustrating poems or a spoken word performance. With examples.
Writing Activity after Reading a Biography or Autobiography
Students choose a biography or autobiography about someone they consider a hero. Students fill out a web that includes adjectives describing hero characteristics the subject of the book portrays. Students use this web as they write a story about their hero. The following two stories use a web and original illustrations.
Elementary School Resources: Write a Story About Your Hero
Students submit stories and illustrations to MY HERO for Publication
Early Elementary - have students draw a picture of their hero and then write one or two sentences about the individual and why that person is their hero (working on proper sentence structure and punctuation).
Upper Elementary - have students choose a hero and write 1-3 paragraphs about the individual and why that person is their hero (working on proper paragraph structure with proper punctuation).
Sample Elementary School Essays: Encourage Students to Use Their Own Artwork to Submit with Stories
Edward's dad Jinji emigrated from Singapore to America, earned a college degree, and started his own business.
Mattie Stepanek, born with muscular dystrophy, published seven best-selling books before passing away at age 13.
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
How to Use the Create Program
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom
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