A superhero story activity is a great way to spice up expository writing. It can be a creative way to use content. Imagine your students making Abe Lincoln a superhero. If you are a science teacher, how about white blood cells as superheros? Language Arts can use this activity for creative writing too.
Teachers can bring in different multiple intelligence learning styles to increase student interest during an activity. The more multiple intelligence learning styles teachers can use during a class the more students they can reach. The following are used in a superhero story activity:
- Linguistic Multiple Intelligence Learning Style
- Spatial Multiple Intelligence Learning Style
- Intrapersonal Multiple Intelligence Learning Style
The linguistic multiple intelligence learning style is catered to during writing. The spatial multiple intelligence learning stylecan be brought in by expanding the story to include a drawing of their superhero. I recommend allowing students to write their superhero stories individually (intrapersonal multiple intelligence learning style). Although it is possible to do this in partners or groups, I have seen that most of the time their are many students not engaged. If a teacher wanted to include the interpersonal multiple intelligence learning style then they could always allow the students to read their stories to a partner or a group for suggestions or peer review.
Teachers can differentiate instruction for this superhero story activity by providing their students with choices of other activities that use other multiple intelligence learning styles and the same content. Using activity templates can help decrease the planning time for teachers. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers over 50 activity templates. They also include rubrics. It is well worth a look if you differentiate instruction for your work sessions. You can also connect with Kasha Mastrodomenico on Linkedin.com.