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New Review The Joy Luck Club: Characters
Young readers delve into The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan with a discussion and writing activity about characterization. After reading the first four chapters of the book, they discuss the various obstacles that the characters face, such as social prejudice or racial discrimination.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What a Character! Comparing Literary Adaptations
What do Robert Downey Jr., Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Fritz Weaver, Roger Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Daffy Duck have in common? Why, it’s elementary, my dear Watson! They all have portrayed Sherlock Holmes. Literary detectives launch an investigation of how varying portrayals of a character influence a drama.
9th - 12th Language Arts 48 Views 70 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Call of the Wild: Characters
Cover the canine characters in The Call of the Wild through discussion and writing. Small groups complete a jigsaw-style activity, with each group focusing on one dog and using textual evidence to back up their ideas. Next, individuals respond in writing to several provided questions about the fight between Buck and Spitz.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Express Yourself Lesson Seed 10: Character Development
Make a study of Timothy and his development as a character over the course of the first half or so of The Cay. This idea focuses in particular on chapters 10 through 12. Learners start out by working on double-entry journals created in an earlier lesson.
6th Language Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Character and Situation
Delve into narrative writing that puts choice in the hands of the writers. Kids pick their own characters, emotions, items, and places from a list and tie them together in the exposition. Several questions help guide the writers toward fully understanding and developing the characters in their story.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 20 Views 194 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Character Traits in Fables
Combining art, music, dance, and reading comprehension, this lesson is geared to reach all ability levels. After reading a variety of fables and discussing story elements and character traits, class members select a moral to use as the basis of their own fable about two characters, one with foibles and one without.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 91 Views 738 Downloads
New Review Pioneering Principles: Why Character Matters
What does it mean to "be of good character"? What are the qualities that define such a person? The 1825 Colonization Law of Coahuila y Texas required that all new immigrants into Mexican Texas present documentation that they were of good character.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 2 Downloads
Understand Character with Geronimo Stilton
Students read Geronimo Stilton books to examine how to identify character traits and personalities based on the author's descriptions. They write their own descriptions and interpretations of characters to help with understanding and connections with their own personal life experiences.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 10 Views 53 Downloads
External Characteristics of Characters
Fifth graders write external characteristics. In this character traits lesson students use a graphic organizer to map out their character's external characteristics. Students describe a realistic character to appeal to the audience.
5th Language Arts 6 Views 21 Downloads
Do You Have Character?
Sixth graders read Katherine Paterson's novel, Bridge to Terabithia, and watch a video of Maurice Sendak's book, Where the Wild Things Are. They examine the characters in both stories that share similar characteristics. Students use the labels "static" and "dynamic" when considering the characters from the stories.
6th Language Arts 11 Views 30 Downloads
Main and Secondary Characters
Identify main and secondary characters from a fiction story. Kindergartners do a picture walk with the teacher, and then do the identifying on their own with another book. A good assignment for groups or a whole class to complete.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 10 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students create an advertisement promoting good behavior. This character-development lesson plan from Boys Town High School involves students studying the history of the Got Milk?advertising campaign. After a discussion of marketing techniques, students create their own advertisements promoting "character" to others in their school.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 34 Downloads
Character Development: Cancer - A New Treatment
Students explore the concept of character development. In this character development lesson, students watch a video segment regarding a family's struggle with cancer. Students examine the personality, situation, motivation, and actions of the man in the video as they keep a character journal and write an essay.
8th - 10th Language Arts 7 Views 16 Downloads
Castles With Character
Students read historic or contemporary fiction that is set in and around castles. Then they build castles and characters to use in retelling stories, demonstrating their understanding of fiction texts and period architecture. Students also write their own narrative fiction, including detailed descriptions of the characters and castle setting
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Interpreting Characters, Setting, Plot, and Theme - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster
Examine story development and historical disaster with your class. Learners view a video depicting the incidents surrounding The Triangle Shirtwaist Disaster. They use graphic organizers and the Internet to gather enough information to compose a narrative based on the incident.
6th - 9th Language Arts 44 Views 334 Downloads
Character... My Foundation
Students participate in a lesson examining the concept of character and how it is the foundation of lasting human relationships. They examine character traits that are considered positive and then define the differences between personality and character.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 52 Views 290 Downloads
Building Believable Characters
Young scholars use descriptive strategies such as physical descriptions, background, and comparison of characters when writing narratives. They develop the topic with supporting details and precise diction to paint a visual image in the reader's mind.
4th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 61 Downloads