1. Author Oliver Chin scheduled for October 12th!! Focus on graphic storyboards & graphic drawing.
2. Setting up library displays with superhero titles.
3. Planning Superhero Lesson
Pre Lesson (Curriculum-Current Events/Problems)
Ask students the following questions
- What social justice issue/problem is your superhero trying to solve?
- Why is this problem important?
- List 3 specific examples of where you’ve encountered the problem, in your own life, in the news, experiences of others, etc.
Field Trip Library
- Display for Unleash Your Power
- Research on social justice issue/problem
Lesson (Curriculum-critical thinking, group work, writing, listening, speaking, art)
- Students will review & list problems (chart paper)
- Students will use Superhero planning sheet to record superhero NAME & briefly fill in as many boxes as they want to: Motto, Symbol, Backstory, Weakness, Archenemy, Costume, Portal, Superpowers, Street persona, etc.
- Students will briefly discuss their superheroes in small groups providing feedback & suggestions to each other.
- Students will decide to work as partners, teams or alone & create their superhero using craft paper, drawing, magazine pictures, etc. (if not finished students can complete during next class)
Lesson (Curriculum-oral discussion, writing using prompts, note taking & critical thinking, reflection)
- Students will read & discuss Suggested Outline for Superhero Artist Statement
- Using sentence starters, students will write a brief 5 paragraph paper.
Gallery Walk (Display, peer & self reflection)
- Students will display their superheroes & their artist statement for a Gallery Walk
- Students will choose 5 superheroes to take notes on & respond on Gallery Walk chart
- Students will complete 3 reflection prompts.