Friday, December 9, 2011

Superheroes Can Save Kids Writing

Recently, our 6th grade students have been learning about energy and transformations in Science and when I was considering how to spice up our latest writing assignment, I decided that it could be a great opportunity to help review both the writing process and energy by giving a creative writing assignment.  I challenged students to create their own superhero.  The only guidelines I gave were to create the superhero and have them solve some type of energy crisis.  Students can use their science notes as a guide for the types of energy.  We've even watched some of the old short Spider-man and Batman episodes on youtube to help kids think about the development of their story and how to describe the events and characters in their writing.  What I've gotten so far is AMAZING!