Evaluating the Work


15-20 Minutes

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  • Think about your work and reflect on your progress

  • Make a plan to improve your work

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  • Your work from previous activities

  • Paper or notebook

  • Pencil, pen, or other writing tool



We’re thinking about

the question: 

"How can we celebrate our everyday heroes?”

Your challenge this week is to create a “Tall-Tale Trading Card” that describes the special traits and talents of your personal hero.

Let's Get Started!


You’ve already created your “Trading Card Plan” that describes your hero in words and pictures! When someone sees your plan, they should learn about:

  • A real person who is a hero to you

  • Your hero’s special trait or talent (exaggerated by you!)

  • Details that reflect time and place



Look at this student’s “Trading Card Plan.” 

  • Does this work seem to show a real person?

  • Does this work seem to show a special trait or talent that has been exaggerated?

  • Do the words and pictures show the person’s actions in an exaggerated way?

  • Are there details that reflect time and place?   

Now imagine we have the chance to give another student feedback on their work to make it stronger and clearer.



What advice would you give the student to make this work even stronger?

The student could add…


The student could try…


The student could change…


Your challenge this week: Create a “Tall-Tale Trading Card” that describes the special traits and talents of your personal hero.

Today, you will explore your "Trading Card Plan" to check if you are meeting your goals.

  1. Pencils down! This is a thinking exercise!

  2. Look at your work and ask:

    • What parts show who my hero is?

    • What parts  show my hero’s trait or talent? 

    • What parts show that I’ve exaggerated my hero’s trait or talent?

  3. Wait, still don’t touch your work! First, make a work plan! Complete one of these sentences:

    • I will add…

    • I will try…

    • I will adjust…

Be sure to save your ”Trading Card Plan” so you can use it to create your “Tall-Tale Trading Card.”

Ready for Day 4?

On day 4, you will create your "Tall-Tale Trading Card."