My Hero

Who do the kids in your class look up to? Have them describe their heroes with a writing prompt. The prompt encourages kids to explain why this person is important to them, and what actions the hero has done that make him or her a personal hero.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a short story or novel about heroes and heroic acts
Pros

  • Simple enough prompt for younger kids, with ways to allow older writers to put more thought and organization into their writing
Cons

  • None
Common Core