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What Is A Hero?
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What Is A Hero?

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Provides an introduction for writing a definition essay using the 4-square organizational method. Prompt: What is a hero?

Provides an introduction for writing a definition essay using the 4-square organizational method. Prompt: What is a hero?

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  • 2. What does it mean to be a hero? Paine College, Augusta, GA Mack Gipson, Jr. Tutorial & Enrichment Center rev. 10/2006
  • 3. Dictionary definition: “ a person of distinguished courage or ability…admired for brave deeds and noble qualities…role model, ideal…” (excerpts, Webster, Unabridged, 2nd edition, 2001)
  • 4. Joseph Campbell defines heroes as those who have given their lives to something bigger than themselves.
  • 5. Who are heroes? <ul><li>Fictional Heroes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greek mythology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>King Arthur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Lord of the Rings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Star Wars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comic Book Characters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Games </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Political Figures </li></ul><ul><li>Astronauts </li></ul><ul><li>Firemen/Police officers </li></ul><ul><li>Soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Survivors/Victims of the Holocaust </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Figures </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Rights Activists </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday persons </li></ul>
  • 6. 2 Types Heroic Deeds <ul><li>Physical deeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hero risks his/her life and makes great sacrifices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hero overcomes great obstacles to succeed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spiritual deeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hero has a supernormal/spiritual experience and comes back to share a message, lesson, gift, or idea </li></ul></ul>
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  • 34. What Makes a Hero? <ul><li>First, list as many heroes as you can think of… </li></ul>Next, choose three heroes from your list.
  • 35. What Makes a Hero? Now, list characteristics they have in common. Finally, circle the three most important traits.
  • 36. <ul><li>Write your definition </li></ul><ul><li>of a hero. </li></ul>What is a Hero?
  • 37. Structure of an Essay <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must contain a thesis statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must catch the reader’s attention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Body Paragraphs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 levels supporting details </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides closure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summarizes main points </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Makes connections </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 38. Thesis Statement (3 elements) <ul><li>Topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What the essay is about </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Controlling idea </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be provable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hawaii is the best vacation spot. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress codes should be banned. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May also reference the three supporting details </li></ul>
  • 39. Body Paragraphs <ul><li>Supporting Details </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 1: Topic Sentence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Controlling sentences name and control the topic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 2: Clarifying Sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help make the topic clearer—explain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 3: Completing sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add specific details that explain or describe the topic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 40. From Broad to Specific <ul><li>Animals (essay level) </li></ul><ul><li>Dogs (paragraph level) </li></ul><ul><li>Poodles (clarifying) </li></ul><ul><li>Fifi (completing) </li></ul>
  • 41. To begin… Fold your paper into four squares. Darken in the lines. Write your basic thesis statement above the line in the middle to remind you of what you will be proving.
  • 42. A hero is one who exemplifies the following characteristics:… Now we have to answer the question—Why? Provide reasons , examples , incidents , facts/statistics to support your thesis.
  • 43. Basic Thesis Statement ( because ) + the three reasons, examples, facts, or incidents in Box 1 of each section A hero is one who exemplifies the following characteristics: courage, self-sacrifice, leadership. A hero is one who exemplifies the following characteristics: courage self-sacrifice leadership
  • 44. A hero is one who exemplifies the following characteristics. Now we need to clarify what we mean by each reason. In other words, why/how do the people you chose as heroes exhibit these characteristics? Paint a picture with words. courage self-sacrifice leadership Luke Skywalker Karen Silkwood Martin Luther King
  • 45. <ul><li>For each of your heroes, think of a time when he/she exhibited each of the characteristics you circled. </li></ul>Supporting Evidence
  • 46. A hero is one who exemplifies the following characteristics. Now we need to clarify what we mean by each reason. In other words, why/how do the people you chose as heroes exhibit these characteristics? Paint a picture with words. courage self-sacrifice leadership <ul><li>Luke Skywalker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facing Darth Vader one on one </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Karen Silkwood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>testified to the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) about safety issues at nuclear plant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spent the night in B’ham jail </li></ul></ul>
  • 47. <ul><li>How do each of these examples support your definition of a hero? </li></ul>Supporting Evidence
  • 48. Pick the main points <ul><li>For each of your examples, only include the main points </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to tell the whole story </li></ul>
  • 49. A hero is one who exemplifies the following characteristics. Add Transition Words Connect Paragraphs Connect Ideas within Paragraphs Sequence, Illustration, Addition, Cause/Effect courage self-sacrifice leadership <ul><li>Luke Skywalker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facing Darth Vader one on one </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Karen Silkwood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>testified to the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) about safety issues at nuclear plant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spent the night in B’ham jail </li></ul></ul>First, One reason, In the beginning Next, Second, Not only…but also Most importantly, Finally, Third
  • 50. Now, it’s your turn <ul><li>Take the Thesis Statement and each main supporting detail (characteristic) </li></ul><ul><li>Turn it into your topic sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, your topic sentence must have the topic and a controlling idea </li></ul><ul><li>Your paragraph will include only one topic but numerous supporting details </li></ul>

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