Launching Theme 5: Heroes


This week, we are launching Theme 5:  Heroes in our Houghton Mifflin Reading Anthology.

Who do you consider a hero in your life?  Why do you respect this person?  Can you name a few heroes in U.S. history?  How about a few heroes in Mexican or Latin American history?  What are character traits heroes possess?  Go to the comment area and write a few names of heroes (using the correct punctuation for proper nouns, of course!)  🙂

On Tuesday, we will read the poem “A Song of Greatness,” a Chippewa song translated by Mary Austin.  After reading the poem (also found on pge 526 of your reading anthology), answer these questions:

  • What do you think the line “I too am one of those” means?
  • What would make you feel like a hero?
  • Why do you think firefighters were chosen to illustrate the Heroes theme?

On Friday, we will compose adapted poems to add to “Our Song of Greatness.”

Sneak Peek:  Here is Ms. Rankin’s  A Song of Greatness.


About Martha Rankin

I'm an educator for Newport-Mesa USD. I want to continually see things in new ways. I find inspiration in Gandhi's challenge: "You must be the change you want to see in the world."

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  1. Some people that I consider to be heroes are my father, a few of my teachers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rachel Carson, John Muir, Hillary Clinton, Sor Juana de la Cruz, Simon Bolivar, Mohatma Gandhi, Anne Frank,… I could go on and on!!

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