Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Analyzing a Character's Traits: Is Katniss a Hero? - Section 2: Discussion: Is Katniss a Hero?


I think it was critical that we took time to define what a hero was prior to applying that to the book. 

If we hadn't take the time, then the discussion and debate would have gotten bogged down with comments like, "That's not what a hero is" or "How is that heroic?"

If we didn't have that common framework, students who tried to get off task with outrageous comments and claims would have a valid point. With the framework, students (not me) were able to point to the qualities and point out the illogical comments.

If we didn't have the qualities, students would have been stumped.  Is Katniss a hero?  Sure, why not.  With the framework, students were able to delve deeper into the text.

And finally, it's an exercise in critical thinking.  What is a hero, really?  Is it really a sports player?  Is it someone who saves a bunch of people?  Is it someone who is selfish, but is also an inspiration?

What is a hero, really?


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Analyzing a Character's Traits: Is Katniss a Hero?

Unit 12: Novel Study: The Hunger Games
Lesson 20 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to write an argumentative piece of writing by participating in a class discussion.

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