Recommended Grades: 3-5
The story of the creators of the Superman comic book series, Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman is about Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster. Jerry and Joe were two boys who realized that the U.S. needed a superhero during the Great Depression and modeled his alter ego after themselves.
Biography Mentor Text: I’ve stated before that there are some great picture book biographies out there and Boys of Steel is another good one. Read aloud Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman and discuss the lives of Jerry and Joe. Use this book as model during a study of biographies or as a model text for writers workshop when students are writing biographies
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