Lesson Plan

Read about and Discuss Historic Heroes

In this lesson plan, students will discuss characteristics of a hero and how to get information from texts to understand why a person is considered a hero. Partner discussions will help students have a deeper understanding.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to read and comprehend informational texts about heroes and discuss their ideas.


(5 minutes)
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  • Display photos of heroes that are relatable to your students. Some ideas are sports heroes, historical heroes, or community helpers.
  • Ask, "What do all these people have in common?" Lead students to come up with a definition for a hero.
  • Provide a definition if necessary by saying, "A hero is a person that people look up to because they give positive values or ideas to follow, and have noteworthy successes."