“You only live life once, but if you do it right once is enough”

- Mae West

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your
years”

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Superman: Secret Origin Issue 1
Chapter 2 (pages 6-18)
New V ocabulary
Questions about pages 6-18
Conversation
Summary of pages 6-18
Activities
Chapter 3 (pages 19-33)
New V ocabulary
Questions about pages 19-33
Conversation
Summary of pages 19-33
Activities
Chapter 4 (pages 34-46)
New V ocabulary
Questions about pages 34-46
Conversation
Summary of pages 34-46
Activities
Chapter 5
Assignment
English Resources

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Chapter 1
The Comic Book

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Chapter 2
Pages 1-15 in the Comic Book

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New Vocabulary
dessert: something that you eat after dinner. Usually, this is sweet like ice cream, chocolate,
cake or pie.
chores: things that you must do around your house like cleaning, taking the
trash out, walking the dog, etc.
apple pie: a pie with apples in it.

library: place where books are kept

pa: another word for father or dad

poor thing: poor guy

hurt (v.): to be in pain

help (v.):

message: something that is written or recorded for someone that is not there at the time.

anyone: any person

pep squad: another word for cheerleaders

disperse (v.): to separate, to go away

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pop-pom: a large group of colored streamers that cheerleaders wave around.

practice (v.): to do something frequently to get better at it. Example: play the piano every day
doc: short for doctor

good vibes: good thoughts and feelings

heal (v.): to get better

to feel okay: are you alright?

owe (v.): need to pay someone back for something you were given

break (v.):

fault:

what it’s worth: in my opinion

snap (v.):

scream (v.):

remember (v.):

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find (v.):

hide-and-seek: a game that children play where one person is “it” and everyone else must hide.
The person that is it must find the kids that are hidden.
thresher: machine used to harvest wheat that uses metal blades to separate the wheat from
the plant.
steel: at type of metal

capable: have the ability to do or achieve something

to be afraid (v.):

electrical:

responsible:

irresponsible: not responsible

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Questions about pages 1-15
1. Who is the main character?
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2. What happens if Pete’s team wins the game?
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3. What happens if Clark’s team wins the game?
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4. How did Pete break his arm?
a. Clark hit him
c. someone kicked him

b. he fell out of a tree
d. he was hit by a car

5. Where did Clark tell his dad that he was going after school?
a. to baseball practice
c. to the library

b. to the movies
d. home

6. Is Pete mad at Clark for breaking his arm?
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7. Who called and left a message for Clark yesterday?
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8. What did the doctor tell Pete would help his arm heal faster?
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9. What happened when Clark was about to sign Pete’s cast?
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10. What did Clark say after he saved Lana from the thresher?
a. kiss me
c. Be more careful.

b. I’m superman!
d. I’m stronger than steel.

11. Is Clark happy that he is so strong?
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12. What happens when Lana kisses Clark?
a. he starts to fly
c. time freezes

b. laser beams come out of his eyes
d. he starts to glow

13. (TRUE or FALSE) The firefighters said it was an electrical fire.

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Conversation
1. What is a superhero?

2. Do we need superheroes?

3. Who can be a superhero?

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Summary of Pages 1-15
In your own words, write a summary of what happened in pages 1-15.
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Activities
Superhero Circle of Death
How to play:
Each card (Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen and King) tell you to do a different
activity. The deck of cards will be passed around the circle in a clockwise direction (to the left).
The person that has the deck, draws a card and does the action that the card tell him or her to
do. The last person to complete an action or to make a mistake, loses the game and must pay
the loser fine…
Meaning of the cards:
2s: name a superhero. First person that can’t name a superhero loses.
3s: point to the sky (up). Last person to point up loses.
4s: act like superman for one minute.
5s: Everyone must talk for one minute. Anyone who uses a word that has a “s” in it loses.
6s: everyone point to someone, the person that has the most people point at him or her must
make a sentence using the word ____”
7s: Simon says. The person that draws this card is Simon. Everyone must do as Simon says
for one minute.
8s: Chinese Fire Drill. Everyone gets up and runs around in a circle and sit in the chair to the
left of theirs. The last person to sit down loses.
9s: When a 9 is drawn everyone draws an unknown card and posts it to their forehead, without
knowing the value of the card. Using the help of others, and helping others you must figure
out what your card is without anyone saying its numerical or symbolic value. You are not
allowed to say "Your card is the number that comes after 6 if you're counting upwards".
The first person that can’t name their card loses.
10s: Little green man. The person that draws this card must pretend there is a little green man
on their hand. They must pick him up and have a conversation with him for 30 seconds.
Jacks: Categories. The person that draws this card can pick a category and name something
from that category. Each person must name something from that category. First,
person that can’t loses.
Queens: Questions. You must all speak in questions. First, person that cannot say a question
loses.
Kings: Imitation repeater. The person that draws this card does something and the person to
their left must do the same thing and a new thing. This keeps going around the circle
until someone messes up.
Aces: pick someone to act like Spiderman until the next Ace is drawn.
Jokers: pick someone to sing “If I Catch You”

Chapter 3
Pages 15-30 in the Comic book

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New Vocabulary
special: better than normal

whole wide world: all the world

set on fire (v.): to put on fire

everything:

barn:

blades:

different:

rocket:

land (v.): to come down from the air to the ground.

scientific:

adventure:

achievement: something done successfully

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unstable:

ultimately: lately

tragedy:

to seal one’s fate (v.): make it certain to happen that something bad will happen to someone

failure:

protect (v.):

abilities:

environment:

among:

protective:

fuel (v.):

to be scary (v.):

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expect (v.):

deserve (v.): to do something or have qualities worthy of reward or punishment
finish (v.):

nowhere: not anywhere

fantastic:

handle:

vision:

beams: ray of light

absorb (v.): extraordinary

light up:

keep in check (v.):

grow into (v.):

to look smart on (v.): to look good in

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befall (v.): happen to someone

fate: events that happen out of a person’s control, people believe that these events happen
because of a supernatural power
metropolis: capital city or a very large city

composed (v.): made of

guild: a group of people that help each other or have a common goal

how lovely: how nice

allergies: something that people are sensitive to

pollen:

stomachache:

dentist:

appointment:

coach:

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quarterback: player in American football that throws the ball

excuse:

lie (v.):

floral: related to flowers

booth:

county fair: exhibition with different food stall and shows

infection:

dizzy:

pretty (adv.): very

hopeless: without hope

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Questions about pages 16-30
1. What does Clark’s mom tell him?
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2. Where do Clark’s parents take him after dinner?
a. the movies
c. to the barn

b. to a baseball game
d. to a coffee shop

3. When did Clark’s parents know that he was different?
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4. Is Clark’s birthday December 1st? ___________________________________________
5. What do Clark’s parents show him in the barn?
a. a rocket
c. a jetpack

b. a flying car
d. a lot of gold

6. What happened when Clark touched the rocket?
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7. What are the names of Clark’s real parents?
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8. (TRUE or FALSE) Clark was born on planet Earth and will fly to planet Krypton.
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9. Where does the sunstone crystal come from?
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10. Why was Clark sent to Earth?
a. to go to school
c. to be a movie star

b. to be its protector
d. to start his own K-Pop group

11. What does Clark do after Jor-El tells him why he was sent to Earth?
a. get very happy
c. nothing

b. get very sad
d. shoot laser beams out of his eyes

12. What gives Clark his powers?
a. his rocket
c. the rays of the yellow sun

b. crystals
d. his parents

13. Does Clark want to be different? ___________________________________________
14. Why does Clark start to wear glasses?
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15. Are Clark’s glasses normal glasses?
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16. Who touches Clark’s rocket after he goes to school?
a. his dad
c. Lana

b. Pete
d. his mom

17. What does Pete tell Clark he can play?
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Conversation
1. What makes someone a superhero?

2. What kinds of superpowers do superheroes have?

3. Can anyone be a superhero?

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Summary of Pages 16-30
In your own words, write a summary of what happened in pages 16-30.
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Activities
Pictionary.
We will play Pictionary. The team with the most points wins a prize.

Chapter 4
Pages 31-43 in the Comic

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New Vocabulary
genetically inferior: not as good as something because of your DNA

invent (v.):

memorize (v.):

disprove (v.):

theory:

rudimentary: elementary or basic

cretinous flair: stupid style

extraterrestrial: not from planet Earth

clumsy: difficulty to handle or use

incredible: amazing

cancel (v.):

rip (v.):

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shred (v.):

stain (v.):

freeze (v.):

burn (v.):

habit: something that someone does often

extra careful:

durable: able to withstand a lot of damage

blanket:

wrap (v.):

cut (v.):

sew (v.):

together:

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grandmother:

include (v.):

embrace (v.):

heritage:

family crest: symbol that represents a family

attire: another word for clothes

pair: two of

sewing machine:

chainsaw:

disappoint (v.):

adorable: cute

tight:

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Questions about pages 31-43
1. Lex Luther tells Clark that wearing glasses means one of two things. Either you’re
________________________________ or you ________________________________.
2. Dr Erdel’s ______________________ are rudimentary but written with a certain
______________________ flair.
3. What does Lex Luther show Clark in a jar?
a. a big diamond
c. a green crystal

b. $1,000,000
d. a meteor

4. What kind of storm happens?
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5. What happens to Lana during the storm?
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6. What does Clark start to do during the storm?
a. run very fast
c. jump very high

b. fly
d. shoot laser beams out of his eyes

7. What does Lana do after Clark saves her from the storm?
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8. What does Clark tell his father he is going to keep doing?
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9. What does Clark’s mom complain about?
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10. What does Clark’s mom show him?
a. blankets that they found him wrapped in
b. her new Ferrari
c. a sign picture from T-ara
d. her tickets to see 2NE1
11. What is special about these blankets?
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12. Clark’s mom asks him to help her ____________ and _____________ the blankets
together with his ________________________________.
13. Where did Clark’s mother’s grandmother come from?
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14. What did Clark’s mother break when trying to cut and sew the blankets together?
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15. Draw Clark’s family crest.

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Conversation
1. If you could be a superhero, what power would you have?

2. What city would you protect?

3. What would your secret identity be?

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Summary of Pages 31-43
In your own words, write a summary of what happened in pages 31-43.
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Activities
Create your own superhero.
You must draw your own superhero and describe what he or she can do.

Chapter 5
Assignment

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Assignment

Choice A:
Make your own comic book about a superhero
Free comic book creator:
www.comicstripcreator.com
Choice B:
Write your own story about a superhero

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English Resources

Free Online Dictionary:

www.dictionary.com

Images:

www.google.com/image

Information (English and Korean)

www.wikipedia.org

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