Brave Individuals

This Brave Individuals lesson plan also includes:

"Be strong, be brave, and be steady." The words of Bravemole, the hero of Lynne Jonell's picture book, model for young readers courage, perseverance, and inner strength—the attributes brave people manifest when bad things happen. After listening to a reading of the picture book, class members engage in a discussion of the heroes in the aftermath of 9/11. They then craft a letter of appreciation to a hero in their community.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activity as an opportunity to learn about addressing and mailing letters
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires of copy of Lynne Jonell's Bravemole

  • The 10-page resource includes background information, a detailed plan, and images of letters in the "Dear Hero" Collection

  • None