• ELAGSE9-10W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language Standards 1–3 up to and including grades 9–10.)

Learning Target: I will plan my own hero’s journey story and begin writing a story by myself or with a partner, which I will revise throughout the week.

Opening Session: Captain America: The First Avenger, everyone’s favorite hero!

Work Session: Today we are going to work on making our very own heroes! Here’s the skinny:

  • You will invent your own hero
  • Your hero will go on an epic hero’s journey story
  • You may present your hero’s journey story in any of the following formats:
    • A short story (500 word minimum)
    • A comic – 8 FULL COLOR, hand-drawn panels
    • Compose an “epic” poem about your hero – 40 lines minimum and must have a rhyme scheme (ABABCDCD, AABBCCDD, etc.)
    • Record a song or rap telling your hero’s story – 2 verses and a chorus minimum (YOU MUST WRITE DOWN AND TURN IN THE LYRICS!!)
    • ??? Have your own idea? See me for approval!
  • You may work alone or with a partner of your own choosing.

I am going to give you guys a chart to fill out today to brainstorm who your hero might be.
You will also need to write a summary of how your hero goes on the hero’s journey.

Today, you must turn in the following:

  • A completed chart
  • A 1-paragraph summary of your hero’s journey
  • A Choice Ticket that says what format your final product will take.

Closing Session:  Choice ticket!

Assessment: Charts and paragraphs will be a daily grade (10 points).

Differentiation: Students have choices in their partners or to work alone, students may work in various media formats to create their final product.

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