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Using MY HERO for ESL, ELL and EFL Students

English Language Learners can listen to MY HERO's inspiring stories to further their English language proficiency and learn about international heroes at the same time. They can listen and read along to the hero stories listed in this organizer.

 Listen and Read Along Stories About Heroes from Around the Globe


Cesar Chavez

By: Annie from San Diego

Cesar Chavez was a tireless advocate for migrant farm workers.

Kenji Williams - Founder & Director of Bella Gaia - in Conversation with The MY HERO Project

By: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project

Kenji Williams creates music and films that celebrate the earth from the perspective of space.

Katherine Johnson

By: Kyra from Ankara, Turkey

Her story was hidden for decades: Katherine Johnson plotted multiple flight courses for NASA.

David T. Suzuki

By: Anthony from Edmonton

David T. Suzuki has been teaching the public about the science of environmentalism for many years.

Edmonia Lewis

By: Jerrilyn & Madeline Jacobs

Edmonia Lewis defied restrictions on black women and achieved respect in the art community.

Listen and Read Along Stories about Peace Heroes and Their Missions


Ron Kovic

By: Anabelle Vo

Ron Kovic has devoted his life to fighting for peace and nonviolence.

Dan Eldon

By: Wendy Jewell

Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.

The Art Miles Mural Project Joanne Tawfilis

By: Slater

The Art Miles Mural Project Joanne Tawfilis teaches respect and understanding through art.

Amy Biehl

By: Sierra from Riley

Amy Biehl was a young woman who gave her life to stop apartheid in South Africa.

Mohamed Sidibay

By: Annie Merkley

Mohamed Sidibay speaks out to give a name and a face behind the stories of child soldiers.

Dr. Jeni Stepanek

By: Slater Jewell-Kemker

Dr. Jeni Stepanek is interviewed by MY HERO's Slater Jewell-Kemker.

Read and Listen on the MY HERO Audio Page


MY HERO Listen and Read Along Stories
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A Lesson Plan for teachers to use the listen and read stories on MY HERO to increase English Language proficiency and to inspire activism
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Organizer created on 8/8/2019 12:36:49 PM by Laura Nietzer

Last edited 10/10/2019 12:37:20 PM by Laura Nietzer

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