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English Language Arts: Homemade Heroes Lesson Plan

In the video, Molly and Tooey are disappointed to discover that a popular comic book, Mighty McMann’s Alaska Adventures, doesn’t reflect anything about their lives in Alaska! So, they decide to create their own comic book featuring a superhero that reflects their own culture. They head to the library to learn how to make a comic book, but some of the texts don’t provide answers to their questions. In the lesson, students learn how to use text features to evaluate whether a source may contain information to answer an inquiry. They look broadly at the text’s title, table of contents, and sections before looking at the text itself.

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