>Heroes: Terry Fox: A Writing Activity (for all ages)

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Terry Fox: Poetry Activity (for all ages)

1. What makes a hero? Brainstorm qualities on the SmartBoard. Students decide for themselves which qualities are the most meaningful, and rank them.
2. Write a “Hero Recipe”. Simple & easy for all ages: Take any recipe and substitute all “foods” with the qualities of a hero. Give those foods with the highest measure those qualities individual students ranked the highest (e.g. no two poems should be exactly the same(?)). 
Example:
Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 cup butter, softened
• 2 large eggs, beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Hero Recipe
• 3/4 cup Bravery
• 3/4 cup Loyalty
• 1 cup Determination
• 2 large Gallantry(s)
• 1 teaspoon Dedication
• 2 1/4 cups Valor
• 1 teaspoon Conviction
• 3/4 teaspoon Fortitude
• 2 cups Courage
Create an attractive frame & post around the room! Let’s look, read and be inspired!
Sites to help with your brainstorming session:
Cheers,
Ally
PS This activity could also be used to honour any/all heroes (e.g. Martin Luther King Day)
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