Lesson Plan

Superheroes are Real

And your one of them!
Jason I.
Special education instructor
Oregon Virtual Academy
North Bend, United States
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My Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Health & Wellness

List several strengths (adjectives) about themselves

Draw a hero that exemplifies their strengths

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Health & Wellness
Grades 3 – 8
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1 List your strengths

Watch this video and list at least 10 strengths. Circle 2 that you want to create your superhero around.

2 What represents your strengths?

Activity: Creating

Everyone has strengths. Think about the two strengths you circled. What do those look like in you? How can they best be shown in your superhero?

List some ideas about what powers (real powers, not pretend powers) this gives you. For example, I put that one of my strengths is listening. This gives me the power to understand what others need. This also gives me the power to see the good in people and to help you get the best education you can.

Again, you can use pencil and paper, type it, or use voice to text.

3 Choose a blank superhero

4 Draw your hero

Activity: Drawing
  • Draw your hero.
    • What will he/she look like?
    • Remember that this superhero is part of you, so there can be no pretend powers (flying, teleporting, x-ray vision, etc). 
  • Name you hero
  • Put your name on the page
  • Put your age on the page
  • Under powers, tell what you decided above about how the hero will use those powers for good.
  • optional - Under origin, if you want, you can tell a little about where your hero is from and how the powers were earned.
  • Don't put your email address on it (keep personal information private).
    • These sheets were ones I got from a website, with permission. They were used for a contest that required email address.