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					Title: Comparing Superheroes to Heroes in Greek/Roman and Norse Myths
By: Corinne Bost and Ashley Duncan
Primary Subject: Language Arts
Grade Level: 10th
Lesson Duration: 55 minute period

Objectives:
Students will be able to:
    Compare attributes of heroes in mythology to modern superheroes.
    Discuss classic mythology and its influence on modern entertainment.

ESOL Objectives:
Students will be able to:
Pre-Production:
    Point to attributes that modern superheroes and mythological heroes have in
       common.
Early Production:
    Use words and short sentences to describe modern superheroes compared to
       those in mythology.
Speech Emergence:
    Participate in class discussion.
    Use short sentences to describe modern superheroes and mythological heroes.
Intermediate Fluency:
    Participate in class discussion.
    Compare and contrast modern superheroes and mythological heroes.

Materials:
   pens
   pencils
   paper
   transparency

Quickwrite(10 minutes):
Teacher will write “What is a superhero?” on the board.
Ask students to write down what ever they know about superheroes: names, powers,
history, secret identity, and any other facts they know.

Introduction(15 minutes):
“Now that we have read the myths of Ancient Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia let
look at the influence that they have on today’s superheroes”.
    Teacher will have students volunteer the answers that they can up with and
        write them on the overhead.
    Teacher will then have students get out their notes on the heroes of
        Greek/Roman and Norse myths.
      Teacher will then ask students to name any similarities between the heroes
       studied and superheroes. The teacher will then write these answers on an
       overhead.

Activity(20 minutes):
    Teacher will then ask students to write a short story uniting one of the heroes
       discussed in mythology and one of today’s superheroes.
The story will include:
    A problem the heroes are trying to solve.
    How their skill/strengths/power work together in order to solve this problem.
    Why these two heroes should be paired together.

Wrap-up(10 minutes):
   Teacher will have students volunteer to share their stories.
   Teacher will then asks student what role mythology they think played in the
     creation of the superheroes.

Homework:
   Student will write a journal entry on if they think that the superheroes they
     chose should really be called heroes. Why or Why not.

Assessment:
    Completion of short story answering the three questions.
    Participation in class discussion.

ESOL Assessment:
Pre-Production:
    Being able to point to attributes the heroes have in common.
Early Production:
    Write a short entry in their journal describing superheroes and the other heroes
       discussed during the unit.
Speech Emergence:
    Write a short entry in their journal describing superheroes and the other heroes
       discussed during the unit.
    Participation in class discussion.
Intermediate Fluency:
    Completion of short story answering the three questions.
    Participation in class discussion.

				
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