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Heroic Definition

EPIC Definition: a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation Sentence: Examples of famous epics include The Illiad, The Odyssey, and the Epic of Gilgamesh.


This is a cute vocabulary activity that gets your kids to think on a higher level when connecting vocabulary words to what they mean. They have to think of a place the "Vocabby" would like to go. For example, the word "moist" might like to travel to a...swamp! One of my students said the word "heroic" would definitely like to travel to "Gotham City!!" My kids have loved doing "Vocabbies!"

Many concepts in English Language Arts are difficult to understand at first. With a Frayer Model, you can break down the components of a concept into the traditional parts (Definitions, Characteristics, Examples, and Non-Examples), or you can separate the concept into four major parts. Here is an example from The Great Gatsby.


Dutifu l(in class sample character traits worksheet): Google definition is "motivated by duty rather than desire or enthusiasm." Text example: "Dutiful applause." (Google) . My sentence: I learned to be dutiful from her.