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Develop Ideas About a Character by Analyzing What He Does, Says and Thinks
Do actions really speak louder than words? This video demonstrates that when analyzing characters in literature, one should utilize as many different aspects of a character as possible! Have your students pick out examples of from the...
4 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Revise a Theory about a Character
First impressions should never be the last impressions, especially in literature. Support your young readers as they encounter dynamic and evolving characters in their reading! With this resource, your class will learn to examine what is...
3 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Literature Study Guide: Siddhartha
Though this book report form is labeled Siddhartha, the multiple-page format would work for any novel you are reading in class. Complete with a reading schedule, a summary page, a list of generic literature response questions, and a list...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Elements of Literature: Characterization
Looks, says, does. Show your writers how to bring characters to life. Color-coded slides highlight various methods of characterization and how to spot clues to a character’s motivation. A great addition to your curriculum library!
7th - 12th English Language Arts
“The Story of an Hour”: Extension Activities
Enhance and extend instruction of "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin with one or all of these ideas. You might want to cover characterization and summary, or improve understanding of context clues and irony. You can cover any...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Descriptive Writing Using the Book Rumpelstiltskin
Use the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin to teach your third grade class about descriptive writing. Following a teacher read-aloud of the story, the class brainstorms a list of adjectives describing the main character. Students use this list...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Suspect List: Character Analysis
Train young detectives to track suspicious characters with this suspect list. While reading a mystery book, detectives note each suspect and their reasons for being suspicious in the chart. Readers can check off a character if he or she...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Character Bust: Ceramics Lesson
Whether it is a protagonist, antagonist, hero or heroine, characters are a must in any story. Learners analyze a character from a narrative they are reading, then use that character as inspiration. They create a ceramic bust depicting...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Horse Character: Ceramics Lesson
Animals oftentimes elicit various characteristics which make them symbolic or representative of human feeling, action, or emotion. The class creates horse characters out of clay to show character action and symbolism. This is a great...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Explain How Theme is Developed by Analyzing Character Relationships
How do character relationships help to develop theme? Use the fifth video in a series about close reading in poetry to show sixth graders different ways to interpret a poem's theme. Though the video features "The Wind's Visit," you could...
7 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Character Book Report
Provide young readers with an opportunity to share their opinions about independent reading books with this book report form. Focusing on their favorite character, children complete a series of sentence frames requiring them to think...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Good Versus Evil: Exploring Popular Children's Animation
Dora, Buzz Lightyear, Mufasa. Swiper, Dr. Porkchop, Scar. The six lessons in this unit packet focus on how good and evil, and violence, are portrayed in children's animation. The lessons encourage kids to consider how violence is...
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Character Analysis and The Crucible
Readers of The Crucible use a SATDO chart to collect evidence they will use to craft interpretive statements and an analysis of one of Miller’s characters. Background information on the play and about Miller, links to handouts,...
11th - 12th English Language Arts