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High School Resources: Write an Essay About Your Hero
The Five Paragraph Essay Outline provides guidance for teaching and writing high school-level essays about heroes.
Sample High School Essays
High School and Middle School Resources and Ideas to Enhance Learning
Students Examples of Using Film to Illustrate a Poem
Taft High School student, Matthew Marroquin, takes on the task of illustrating this poem by Robert Frost.
Taft High School student, Deana Saito, creates a beautiful visual expression of the poem by William Wordsworth.
Choose an Original Poem or a Poem Written by a Favorite Poet to Illustrate. Below is an example.
Middle School Resources: Write an Essay About Your Hero
Sample Middle School Essays
My great-grandma has taught me a lot about willpower. She was born in 1908 and was raised in the years of segregation.
Middle and Elementary School Students
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.
Students can share their Hero Essays through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Lesson Plan: Use this lesson plan as a way to integrate MY HERO resources with students.
This all-ages, MY HERO lesson plan is useful for helping your students create meaningful hero essays.
For Additional Resources and Lesson Plans, Go to the MY HERO Lesson Plan Center
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