3rd Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of heroes.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about heroes and heroic acts.
• Explore and apply understanding of the concept of heroes.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of heroes.
• Orally use words that identify different kinds of heroic qualities.
• Extend oral vocabulary by discussing what makes a hero.
• Use key concept words [hero, smokejumper, superhero, danger, risk, bravery, firefighter, police officer].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about heroes:
• Who are heroes.
• What makes a hero.
• How heroes make a difference.
Model• After the host introduces the slide show, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What do you see in this photo? (two people coming out of a helicopter). Why are these two people coming out of the helicopter? (to stop a fire).
• Ask students: Do you think these people are brave? Why? (Yes, because they are climbing down a rope to go and put out a fire.)
• Say: When you think of heroes, you may think of cartoon characters. These heroes have special powers. However, you don't need special powers to be a hero. Heroes are people who do good things for others. Sometimes, heroes risk their lives in order to do these things. What kind of heroes do you know? (police officers, firefighters, teachers, etc.)
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next four slides, showing them different types of heroes. Always have the students discuss why that person is a hero.
Apply• Have students view the remaining slides and play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask students to discuss their favorite hero. After the second game, have them discuss what special power they would like to have.
Close• Ask students: What kind of hero would you like to be?
• Summarize for students that real• life heroes don't have special powers yet they are just as brave. Some heroes risk their lives to do something good. Some heroes inspire others. Encourage them to think about who inspires them.