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    "Star" Superhero
    By ConnieWI

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    I have a star pattern that I found in Mailbox Magazine a few months ago. In the center is the title and author, and on each point of the star, there is a part of a story map (characters, setting, problem, main events, and solution). If you have the students and their parents read a short story about a superhero, they could then use the star to tell these parents these story parts. You could display this idea on a superhero cape or superhero shirt.

    You could also use this star idea to have students create their own superhero.
    --character traits/special powers
    --problem to be solved
    --main events

    You might also use the star idea to teach a simple summary:
    Somebody (name of the superhero)
    wanted (what did the superhero wanted)
    But (problem the superhero faces)
    So (how the superhero solves the problem)
    Then (how the story ended)

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