Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Using Quotations for Interactive Tasks

Famous Quotations About Heroes: (www.brainyquote.com)

A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around. - Edgar Watson Howe

A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer. - Novalis

Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times that the hero within us is revealed.
- Bob Riley

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to endure and persevere in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve
1.  Which of the above do you like best? Why?
2.  Write your own definition of a hero in one sentence.
3.  Compare your definition of a hero with three other students.
4.  In groups, write a sentence that combines each student's ideas about what a hero is. 

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