Character and Visualizing
In this reading comprehension practice instructional activity, students read a brief selection and then respond to 5 multiple choice questions regarding characterization.
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Character Traits: Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear
Lensey Namioka’s Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear provides an opportunity for young readers to observe how writers bring their characters to life. Each class member selects a character to trace through the novel, recording...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Visualization: Cricket in Times Square
After reading The Cricket in Times Square chapter titled "Caught in the Kitchen," learners list three describing details about the characters and setting. Groups collaborate to find sensory details to support their character assertions....
4th English Language Arts
Show, Don't Tell Sentences
The written word has a magical way of evoking the most descriptive images in one's mind. Encourage scholars to write descriptively with a worksheet that challenges young writers to show, not tell, what traits make up a character.
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable