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In this writing skills instructional activity, students read a fable about a possum and his tail. Students read a list of 8 adjectives and circle the words that describe the character. Students also plan a piece of their own writing.
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Authors work hard to create unique and interesting characters that bring their stories to life. This simple graphic organizer supports young readers as they get to know five main characters in the book George Washington's Socks by Elvira...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Small Group Discussion Questions
Support a class reading of the novel Song of the Trees by Mildred D. Taylor with this series of discussion questions. Covering a variety of topics from character and setting to historical accuracy and symbolism, these questions challenge...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing: Character Descriptions
Study character description with this worksheet. First, read a passage about two characters in "How Chipmunk Got His Stripes." Then, readers underline the words in the passage that describes each character. They then fill in a web about...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
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
Dreamworks Animation Character Design
Dive into animation creation using Dreamworks® animated films. Compare and contrast characters, wonder and ponder why the plot is so important, and think of background and themes as your creativity unrolls onto paper.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What a Character!
How do you know what traits a character displays in a story? Learners select a character and find list three traits for this character, explaining why they chose each trait. They then put this information together into a paragraph or essay.
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Character and Situation
Delve into narrative writing that puts choice in the hands of the writers. Kids pick their own characters, emotions, items, and places from a list and tie them together in the exposition. Several questions help guide the writers toward...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable