Why did they do it? Get to the bottom of complex characters and people by analyzing their motivation. Learners select an action and take a close look at that action in order to infer motive. They then explain why they determined that that was the motive. This is a fairly basic graphic organizer that would work as a warm-up exercise or quick homework assignment.
- Requires pupils to think about why a person or character acts a certain way and analyze their own thought processes in determining motive
- The final question is phrased slightly awkwardly
- Worksheet is very simple and only allows for analysis of one character action; however, this does keep the task from becoming overwhelming