This package contains the workbooks, presentation and assessment task for a Stage 4 English unit on Superheroes with the focus on Genre, Intertextuality and Visual Literacy. It was designed for a low literacy class, though it could work to engage any Stage 4 group or a high achieving Stage 3 cohort.
Though all the lessons are included, you will need to source: a collection of Superhero comic books (easy to find online) and a copy of the LEGO Batman film (a class favourite). You may also wish to watch ‘Mystery Men,’ though this section of the unit isn’t necessary and just expands out the unit a little more (Mystery Men is not appropriate for Stage 3).
You can use the attached resources for an individual lesson or follow the booklets through the unit.
Have fun, we did!
English Textual Concepts classroom display posters. Based on the information on their website (http://www.englishtextualconcepts.nsw.edu.au/).
Useful to refer to for both students and teachers. Each poster contains the name of the concept, a relevant image and two paragraphs on both what it is and why it’s important.