English Language Arts Lessons and Activities for Middle School

Quick ways to integrate MY HERO and celebrate the best of humanity with your students. 

Heroism: What is a Hero, Where Do We Find Heroes? How do We Choose Heroes? Who is Our Personal Hero?

Heroism: For Social/Emotional Learning and Character Education

School Wide Projects Using MY HERO

Bringing the MY HERO Project into the Classroom

Reading Hero Stories with curated story suggestions from MY HERO

Writing About Heroes with your Class on MY HERO

Easy Ways to Use MY HERO Year Round 

Poetry Resources and Lesson Ideas to Use with your class


Poetic Cinema 30 Minute Lesson Plan
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3 Poets 30 Minutes Lesson Plan
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Sample Middle School Student Essays

Louis Zamperini

By: Annika from Eden Prairie
Louis Zamperini was a WW2 prisoner of war survivor who forgave his tormentor and inspires others to forgive.

Sadie Dunn

By: Jemirio from Roxboro

My great-grandma has taught me a lot about willpower. She was born in 1908 and was raised in the years of segregation. 

George Taliaferro

By: Nathaniel from Marietta, Georgia
George Taliaferro was the first African American drafted by a National Football League team.
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