Super heroes motivate young writers

cpbherofactory is a fun way for kids to create their own super hero.  Best of all, it’s an excellent motivational device to encourage kids to create character profiles and write adventure stories.
Thanks to Heather Blakey for introducing this site to the students at Guildford Primary School where I first became aware of it.
I’ve had success using this cpbherofactory with kids using an interactive whiteboard (IWB) in the following way:
1. Show a written profile of a super hero character.  Here is a useful profile on superman.
2. Show a  super hero movie trailer (great for building excitement).  Here is a  suitable wonderwoman trailer.
3. Have the class collaborate on the creation of a super hero on using cpbhero factory on the IWB.
4.  Have students create their own super heros and post them on their blogs with a written character profile.  Here are some examples.

herofactory

The Hero Factory is a fun way to create your own super hero.  Best of all, it’s an excellent motivational device to encourage students to create character profiles and write adventure stories.

I’ve had success using cbpherofactory.com with year 3 to 6 students using an interactive whiteboard (IWB) in the following way:

1. Show a  super hero movie trailer (great for building excitement).  Here is a Wonder Woman movie trailer.

2. Show a written profile of a super hero character.  Here is a profile on superman.

3. Have the class collaborate on the creation of a super hero using The Hero Factory on the IWB.

4.  Have students create their own super heroes and post them on their blogs with a written character profile.  Here are some examples.

(Thanks to Heather Blakey for introducing this site to the students at Guildford Primary School where I first became aware of it.)