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Third graders read The First Strawberries and complete a character chart. In this writing a tale activity, 3rd graders discuss viewpoints and identify character traits. Students complete character charts and write their own tale about how something came to fruition in this world.
Students study paintings and use their knowledge of story elements to analyze the art. In this art analysis instructional activity, students review a novel for its elements. Students study the image At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance and discuss the story elements for the painting. Students do the same for two other images: Courtier on Horseback and The Ballet Class. Students then write a narrative essay about two people from the paintings.
Response to literature and collaborative group discussion are the key foci of this thorough guide to teaching Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Newbery-winning novel Shiloh. Detailed sections enable readers to examine each chapter in depth. Activities that reinforce literary analysis and vocabulary are listed by chapter, helping you efficiently plan your unit.
Readers explore characters through qualities of light and dark in Ursula K. Le Guin's books A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan. They connect the concepts to their own personalities with questions on a beautiful reproducible. In another handout, the visual art technique chiaroscuro, use of light and dark to reveal character, is examined, and exemplified in literature with an excerpt from Atuan.
Activate character analysis skills with this short paper prompt for Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Writers explain the significance of a chosen character, using character traits, decisions, and actions to support their argument. This resource provides a list of guidelines as well as a rubric for grading the final one-paragraph product.