A simple resource that works with any fictional text. Readers follow the cinquain poem model and example presented to describe two characters from a book or story they are reading.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts 8 Views 63 Downloads
The Giver: Biopoem
The characters in Lois Lowry's The Giver are rich and complex as they weave their way through the plot. Examine the character traits of one chosen person with a biopoem, which enables learners to follow a poetic format in writing a...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Civil War Personalities Lesson Plan
Caring, trustworthiness, and responsibility—these are only a few character traits in focus of a lesson based on stories from the Civil War era. Class members explore several influential lives while reading biographies that highlight...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 4: "Los Higos/Figs")
How do you know what a character's personality is like if an author doesn't tell you? With a focus on character development in Esperanza Rising, pupils complete a jigsaw activity to analyze the actions of Mama, Abuelita, and Miguel. Once...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Because of Winn-Dixie
Readers analyze an excerpt from Kate DiCamillo's novel Because of Winn-Dixie. They read silently, and then hear it read aloud. Definitions for underlined vocabulary words are in the margin, and other potentially difficult words are in...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
2 Finalists Vie to Be ‘Master Chef Junior’
What does it take to be a teenage chef? Learn about the final two contestants in a cooking competition in an interview with both youngsters. After your class reads the four-page interview, they answer a series of questions based on the...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Comprehension During Independent Reading
Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Character Sketch
Combining descriptive and expository writing skills, middle schoolers create a character sketch about someone they know well. They use a graphic organizer to help them discuss a model character sketch and organize/write one of their own....
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable