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326 resources with the concept character analysis

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Vote for Grace!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Boost reading comprehension skills with a lesson designed around the story, Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio. A KWL chart introduces the story's topic—running for president—followed by a read-aloud. The class analyzes the main...
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Grade 8 Module 2B: Unit 2, Lesson 16

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars unpack the word confession as they prepare to write confessionals based on characters from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Next, they read their narratives to a small group of peers as part of a final performance task. 
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Analyzing Character: Louie Zamperini

For Teachers 8th Standards
Let's talk! Scholars create discussion appointments using map locations. After completing their appointment books, readers take a close look at a few pages of Unbroken. They use sentence strips to record details from their readings that...
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Performance Task: Readers Theater Performance

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's show time! Scholars finalize their learning by performing their Reader's Theater script of To Kill A Mockingbird. As groups of actors perform, the remaining pupils give feedback using a rubric. After all groups finish, each person...
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Analyzing the Resolution of the Play: World Café Discussion

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's time to get active! Scholars participate in a World Cafe protocol to promote discussion and leadership. They get out of their seats and move from group to group to discuss key questions related to their read-aloud of Shakespeare's A...
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1984 by George Orwell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Reverend Katrina Foster offers her rationale for why Winston Smith, the tragic hero of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, is her favorite literary character.
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Characters’ Decisions: The Flow of Consequences in Midsummer

For Teachers 8th Standards
Class members meet in their drama circles and share their thoughts on why it might be important that the audience know something the characters don't. They read Act 3 Scene 2 of A Midsummer Night's Dream and complete consequence flow...
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Close Reading: Fishbowl Comparing Atticus and Mr. Gilmer (Chapters 17-19)

For Teachers 8th Standards
Class members participate in two circle group discussions to compare Atticus and Mr. Gilmer in chapters 17-19 of To Kill a Mockingbird. They use a note-catcher to guide their thinking. For homework, readers begin looking at chapters 20-21.
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Finishing Who? Where? and Why? Research

For Teachers 8th Standards
Who? Where? Why? Scholars answer these questions to help identify the gist of Inside Out & Back Again. First, they add text evidence to their research folders. They then begin looking at a performance task in which they write their...
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Analyzing Character: Understanding Atticus (Chapter 1, cont.)

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars use a Note-catcher to gather text evidence to reveal the character of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. After collecting evidence, they work with a partner to make an inference about the character, and then share their...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Getting to Know a Character: What Details in the Text Help Us Understand Ha?

For Teachers 8th Standards
Take a walk with me. Scholars participate in a gallery walk of the anchor charts their groups created about  Inside Out & Back Again in the previous lesson. Pupils take notes about Ha's character on sticky notes as they take the...
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Inferring about Character: Close Reading of the Poem “Inside Out” and Introducing QuickWrites

For Teachers 8th Standards
Grab a partner! Scholars partner up to take a second look at the verse novel Inside Out & Back Again. They discuss questions about and connections to the novel and then learn how to properly complete a Quick Write task. To finish,...
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Launching the Novel: Character Analysis of Ha

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars receive numbers as they work in groups to read Inside Out & Back Again. The instructor calls out specific numbers for readers to share the groups' thoughts. Then, they use a model passage to demonstrate effective actions of...
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Collecting Details: The Challenges Ha Faces and Ha as a Dynamic Character

For Teachers 8th Standards
What is a dynamic character? Using an interesting resource, scholars set out to answer the question. They create graphic organizers to collect details about character development as they read the novel Inside Out & Back Again. They...
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Considering a Character’s Relationship with Others: Contrasting Ha and Her Brothers

For Teachers 8th Standards
Who is Ha? Scholars take a close look at the poem Papaya Tree and carefully examine the character Ha. Learners work in groups to create an anchor chart defining Ha's character. They also answer text dependent questions to help with...
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Text Analysis and Character Revelations: Flowers for Algernon

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
What does your character reveal about you? Scholars carry out several activities to determine the reveal of character in Flowers for Algernon. Readers answer text dependent questions, complete diary entries, write reflections, and use...
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Tracing Character Development in Miss Awful

For Teachers 6th Standards
Scholars take a close look at Roger in Miss Awful. As the plot develops, readers track Roger's perceptions of his substitute teacher. Learners then discuss how Roger's actions toward the substitute changes as the story progresses before...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 6

For Teachers 11th Standards
Get ready for the big reveal! Scholars work in the final lesson of the unit to discuss the revelation in Browning's poem My Last Duchess. Pupils discuss homework in pairs before working in small groups to identify text evidence that...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
What do your words say about you? Scholars take a close look at the Duke's words about the Duchess in Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess. Readers talk in groups to determine how the words help them learn more about the Duke. Learners also...
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Identifying Points of View through Character Responses in R.J. Palacio's "Wonder"

For Teachers 6th Standards
Readers examine the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio to determine how characters respond differently to situations and events. Readers annotate and analyze the text and carry out group discussion using accountable talk. They work in small...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 17

For Teachers 10th Standards
Madness, violence, despair—the titular character of Shakespeare's Macbeth is spiraling out of control. Pupils first explore the topic with a collaborative jigsaw discussion. At the end of the lesson plan, they write about how character...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 4

For Teachers 11th Standards
Scholars analyze words Robert Browning used in My Last Duchess to give readers insight about the Duke. Pupils review homework and form groups to closely study lines 31-35. They then respond to guided questions and complete a brief...
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"New American Characters" - Analyzing the Impact of Cultural Change in "The Great Gatsby"

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Learners annotate text from The Great Gatsby before working through a character development map. They then use text evidence in a final essay to describe the connection between central ideas and character development.
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Exploring Character Development in The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
How did the Civil Rights Movement affect young people in the United States? Scholars read Christopher Paul Curtis' novel, The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963. Next, they write compare and contrast essays showing how the main characters...