JSE-THSC | ISBN 978-078915226-8 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-THHC | ISBN 978-078079664-5 | Hardcover | $21.95

To Be a Hero, Student Book

JSE-THSC | ISBN 978-078915226-8 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-THHC | ISBN 978-078079664-5 | Hardcover | $21.95
To Be a Hero, Student Book
What makes a hero? This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.
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Contents

Prologue

A Song of Greatness Chippewa song

Creating Context

Boy, Do We Ever Need a Hero • Concept Vocabulary

Cluster One: What Are Some Types of Heroes?

Thinking Skill: Classifying

Older Run (autobiography)
Gary Paulsen
The Man in the Water (editorial essay)
Roger Rosenblatt
The Hero’s Test (Greek myth)
Alisoun Witting
Birdfoot’s Grampa (poem)
Joseph Bruchac
The Teacher Who Changed My Life (memoir)
Nicholas Gage
Flying in the Face of the Führer (article)
Phil Taylor

Cluster Two: What Makes a Hero?

Thinking Skill: Analyzing

Tough Alice (short story)
Jane Yolen
Excerpt from Great Plains (essay)
Ian Frazier
The Letter “A” from My Left Foot (autobiography)
Christy Brown
Those Winter Sundays (poem)
Robert Hayden
Sir Bors Fights for a Lady (Arthurian legend)
Rosemary Sutcliff
Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer (drama)
Joanna Halpert Kraus

Cluster Three: Hero or Not?

Thinking Skill: Evaluating

Hero’s Return (short story)
Kristin Hunter
A Couple of Really Neat Guys (satire)
Dave Barry
Time for a Hero (short story)
Brian M. Thomsen
The Unknown Hero (essay)
Rebecca Christian

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own

Thinking Skill:Synthesizing

Hamish Mactavish Is Eating a Bus (short story)
Gordon Korman
Who’s the Greatest of All? (article)
Daniel Okrent
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (eulogy)
David Dinkins
Visible Ink (poem)
Nikki Giovanni
The Woodcutter’s Story (fairy tale)
Nancy Schimmel