Reading and Writing About Science Heroes for Middle School Students

Enhance curriculum and student learning by integrating science with language arts.

Students learn about science heroes as they build their reading comprehension skills reading these curated stories using the links on the right.

Activate Prior Knowledge: What do students know about the hero they are going to read about? Using a K-W-L Chart is a way to achieve this. Students write what they already know about the hero, what they want to learn and after reading, what they learned.

Active note-taking while reading is a way for students to focus on finding information and answers to questions. Have students practice the note-taking skills already taught in class while reading one of the stories. 

Students compare and contrast two storiesWhat are similar characteristics about hero qualities? How can heroic actions be different? Use a Venn Diagram and write a compare/contrast essay about similarities and differences. 

After reading a story, students make a connection to their life. How did the story make you feel? What would happen if more people acted this way? How does the story inspire you? How has the story changed the way you feel or think about a topic?

Students are invited to share the story of a science hero with MY HERO using the Create ProgramOne way to integrate this activity with science is to have students read a biography of someone they consider a science hero. Have students take notes or provide a graphic organizer for note-taking. After reading the book, students write a or multi-paragraph essay about this hero. This is a great way for an interdisciplinary unit combining science with language arts. 

For additional stories highlighting Scientist Heroes, visit the MY HERO Scientist Library.

How to use MY HERO's Create Program to Publish Stories, Art, Film and Audio for Students

Tutorial for students: Publish written stories, film, original artwork and audio in MY HERO's multimedia library.

Create Program
Credit: MY HERO

Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.

Submit your artwork to be entered in the MY HERO art contest or to be exhibited on our Gallery Homepage.

Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.

Organizer created on 7/29/2020 12:48:29 PM by Laura Nietzer

Last edited 12/22/2020 10:51:36 AM by Laura Nietzer