What is It?
“My Hero Journey” is a powerful toolkit that makes key standards in the curriculum engaging and meaningful. Students and educators alike will look forward to this part of the day, when they can go on a rewarding journey of self-discovery and apply it with Core Standards.
This dynamic and unique program is not an add-on to already busy schedules and overflowing lesson plans. It is an effective and efficient way to introduce, discuss, apply, and assess the Core standards in a meaningful way that the students and educators will be engaged in because it’s about them.
Most of the curriculum is given in the “outside in” approach, where information and data is presented to the student. Maybe it will sink in, maybe it won’t. Writing is very different. It’s the part of the curriculum that comes from the “inside out”. It comes from within the student – his or her thoughts, feelings, opinions, passions, understanding, fears, interests, etc. – and is expressed to the outside world. That is why “My Hero Journey” is so effective and engaging. It can take all parts of the curriculum and apply them to the students’ experiences and thoughts – their stories.
“My Hero Journey” is an instant and dynamic way to discover and apply key Core standards in literacy. However, it goes beyond that. It is a powerful toolkit for Character Education, class management, social skills, and much more. “My Hero Journey” enables students to discover, appreciate, and celebrate their own stories – as well as the stories of others.
This isn’t just a whirlwind program to go with whatever is trending. “My Hero Journey” uses the standards of literacy to leave a legacy.
Every Lesson Includes:
Easy-to-Use lesson plan suggestions
Read aloud book suggestions
Discussion points for collaboration
Ready-to-Use activities Across the Curriculum extensions
Links to standards
Applications to the 6 C’s of Education
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