Superheroes and Villains can be fun for writing activities and children really enjoy the discussing the character’s super-powers. These sites were not what I was looking for – I was actually searching for good resources for real life heroes and villains that are suitable for primary schools. However, it is amazing how many superheroes come up in a search engine and I thought that these resources could prove to be really useful items to add to our Heroes and Villains list:
Hay Festival has produced a booklet for schools caller SuperHeroes for KS2 Teachers and Librarians.
Granby Junior School share a web page about their heroes and villains focusing on Cruella de vil
Superhero Villains, shared by bexinio, on TES: “A simple PowerPoint (that took far too long to make!!!) depicting a few superhero villains and their evil qualities/skills. I’m going to use this with my Reception class as a stimulus for creating our own baddies, with a view to incorporating some caption writing too. I hope it saves a few like minded teachers some very precious time.” (TES)
Teaching Ideas has loads of ideas linked to many children’s Superhero books such as Captain Underpants and Supertato, as well as some free resources for teachers to use in their classroom.
A Superheroes Topic Web has been shared by lorraryall, through the TES:” A topic web outlining some ideas to teach Superheroes as part of the creative curriculum. The main focus was on healthy lifestyles as well as literacy skills. Originally used to plan for a year 5 class but could be easily adapted.”(TES)
Healthy heroes and Vile villains, is a free download shared by midgetgem9 through the TES “I have included a cross curricular topic web and weekly planner to show main activities and ideas we focused on throughout the topic as well as medium term Literacy. This also includes an Art ‘hook’ lesson starter I made for my Year 2 class. It introduced our topic on superheroes and villains using Andy Warhol’s pop art as a stimulus before we began reading hero stories. At the end of the topic, we added googly eyes to our object pictures to personify them, they look really effective!”(TES)
Comic Book Project: Heroes and Villains is a free resource from Johncallagham through the TES : “A range of resources designed to help students explore what makes a hero or villain in films and comics and to then create their own hero or villain for use in fictional writing. Lots of exemplars to helps structure comic books.”(TES)
Superheroes and villains are not really what I was looking for when researching this post but these resources cannot be passed over, without mention.