Reading and Writing About Science Heroes for Upper Elementary 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? Conduct a class discussion if students are going to read the same story. Using a K-W-L Chart is another way to achieve this. Students write what they already know about the hero, what they want to learn and after reading, what they learned.

Evaluate Comprehension: Two students read the same story, then do a Think, Pair Share. Each student writes down why this person is a hero and what they learned about him or her. Then the two students share with each other what they wrote and decide together what they want to share with the class about this hero. 


Students are invited to share the story of a science hero with MY HERO using the Create Program.

One way to integrate this activity with science is to have upper elementary 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 paragraph or multi-paragraph story about this hero. This is a great way for an interdisciplinary unit combining science with language arts. 

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 11:13:05 AM by Laura Nietzer

Last edited 12/22/2020 10:52:31 AM by Laura Nietzer