Monday, March 17, 2014

SMASH! BOOM! KAPOW! 3rd Graders Are Researching and Planning Their Super Alter Egos!!

This week 3rd graders are doing a little research before creating their own alter egos! We began browsing through a variety of our library's well loved superhero books! Together, we noticed several things! Anyone can be a superhero - Lunch Ladies, Legos, little boys and little girls! Even pets and amoebas can be superheros! Superhero books can be picture books, eBooks and graphic novels! One thing is sure, with their speech bubbles, capes, and super powers, these books and characters are all loved!

Two student favorites that made GREAT read alouds were John Rocco's Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom and Michael Chabon's The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man!

I was only able to find a book trailer for Super Hair-O for those who might be curious! Both books are SUPER FUN and great examples of kid super heros!

Students were thrilled to find MyOn eBook super heros! They found the traditional super heros, as well as super pets and Jimmy Sniffles The Super-Powered Sneeze!

After reading a variety of super hero books and gathering a little bit of the history of super heros dating back to the early 1900s, students began creating their own super heros! Stay tuned for future blog posts for more of their creative alter egos! SMASH! BOOM!