Lesson Plan

The Heroic Climb

What Makes a Hero?
Denise R.
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to... to identify protagonists and antagonists; parts of the story; the inner journey of the hero


​The Hero's Journey Outline

The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell that appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development.  It describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as The Hero, the person who goes out and achieves great deeds on behalf of the group, tribe, or civilization.


English Language Arts
Grades 7 - 9
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1 Storyboard a Book

Storyboard That
Free, Free to Try, Paid


Objective: The student will be able to create a storyboard for a book they are reading.


Have each student create a storyboard for the book they are reading. The board should include pictures of each critical scene and include a summary with each picture. (Set a minimum number of scenes based on the length of the book.) The students can share the boards with the class.


If the students do storyboards on the same class book, have them divide up into groups to share their work. Each student should remove one picture from their board and challenge the members of their group to figure out which scene is missing.

Student Instructions

Overview and Purpose : Storyboards are used to help artists visualize a sequence of events. In this activity, you are asked to create a storyboard for The Hobbitt by J.R.R. Tolkien or Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Develop your storyboard using the scale/rubric we created together in class.  

Once all storyboards have been collected, we will play an interactive game using our creations!