Today I worked with two small reading groups during class time. We did some pre-reading activities including talking about some important vocabulary words, doing a picture walk, and making predictions about the book. One group's book was about a boy and his three legged dog who was part of his dog sled team. The title referred to the dog being a superhero. I asked this group of students what it meant to be a superhero and of course I got typical responses about being strong and having super powers. Then one girl raised her hand and said that superheroes don't always have to be strong, they just have to care about people and want to help them.
Don't you love it??