Tik's Choice: Analyze Character
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students practice analyzing characters as they read a 1 page story and complete the provided graphic organizer with details about a character in the piece.
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My Ántonia: Character Development
How do the main characters of Willa Cather's My Ántonia develop and change throughout the course of the novel? Explore Jim Burden, Ántonia Shimerda, and Lena Lingard toward the end of the novel, comparing their goals and expectations in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Infer Predictions Based on an Analysis of Motive
Use a character or person's motivation as the basis for a prediction of that character or person's next action. Pupils select an individual from their reading, copy a quote, write down an inference about that character's motives, and...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
When people and characters make choices, there are positive and negative consequences. Focus on a situation in a text your class is reading and analyze the characters' decisions. There is space in the graphic organizer to write about...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Suspect List: Character Analysis
Train young detectives to track suspicious characters with this suspect list. While reading a mystery book, detectives note each suspect and their reasons for being suspicious in the chart. Readers can check off a character if he or she...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
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
Analyze the Development of a Theme Over the Course of a Text
Authors make intentional choices about character and theme. Ask individuals to track a character's actions over the course of a text in order to determine the relationship between characters and theme. The video models how to do this...
8 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Understanding Other People's Decisions
Students analyze people's choices from different points of view. They read different scenarios and explain how they would react personally in that situation. Then they analyze what they would do in another character's position and...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History