Writing About Literature: Comparing and Contrasting Characters in Heidi

This Writing About Literature: Comparing and Contrasting Characters in Heidi assessment also includes:

Scholars read excerpts from the story, Heidi, in a three-part assessment that focuses on comparing and contrasting characters. Each part contains three tasks that challenge learners to discuss, answer comprehension questions, provide character descriptions, describe the narrator's thoughts and feelings, research with a small group, and complete a diagram. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If pupils find interest in the passages, read the entire novel as a class 
  • Assign parts and tasks over several days to keep from writers' attention from waning 
  • Administer the test prior to state testing to refresh test-taking strategies 
Classroom Considerations

  • The test booklet is 20 pages long 
  • The duration may vary depending on how many parts and tasks you decide to complete in one period
Pros

  • Directions are clear and easy to follow 
  • Provides a detailed guide for teachers
Cons

  • None