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Character Development Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read Dangerous Minds with your language learning disabled pupils to identify characteristics and connect to literature. This is a specific activity intended for use with the suggested book. The class uses a character map  as a way to...
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Horse Character: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Animals oftentimes elicit various characteristics which make them symbolic or representative of human feeling, action, or emotion. The class creates horse characters out of clay to show character action and symbolism. This is a great...
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Lesson 3: Creating Well Developed Characters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Through deep class discussion and peer-to-peer collaboration, young novelists begin to create a well-developed character for their narratives. They discuss physical and abstract antagonists, character types, and character traits. This is...
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Characters from a Box

For Teachers 5th
Character analysis is a skill we use when we read literary works or want to write a good story. Learners will use drama to practice character analysis while focusing on the details that make characters act the way they do. They'll each...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Sketching a Portrait--Character Traits

For Students 6th - 9th
Use this handout to focus on the character traits of George and Lennie in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Readers are given a set of specific traits to search for in the first chapter. They are required to list two textual examples of...
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THE WORD WEAVER WRITERS WORKSHOP - Character One Description

For Students 4th - 5th
In this character development worksheet, students write the characteristics of the first character in the story they are reading. They note the characters name, age, appearance, favorite things, and other important details.
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Character Development/Analyzing Characters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Asking your class members to analyze the characters in a text they are reading? Here are templates for graphic organizers that make the task much simpler. Users are asked to identify traits, motivations, conflicts, relationships, and/or...
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Holocaust Learning Trunk Project

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Hate is taught. That's the big idea in a packet of materials that use a study of the Holocaust to foster character development and good citizenship. Class members study fiction, nonfiction, films, and posters to gain an understanding of...
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Novel Character Study

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students complete a character study using a database to compile information from a novel. They design a five slide presentation highlighting the character's reaction to different situations in the book. They write an acrostic poem using...
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Folk Tales and Fables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
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The End: Special Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Setting the stage, creating characters, and establishing a suspenseful storyline can be a tricky task. Young authors read the story The End as a model of good and organized writing. They analyze the writer's techniques and employ them in...
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So Much Depends Upon...

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Examine voice and word choice in poetry with this Six Traits of Writing lesson. After listening to Love that Dog by Sharon Creech and The Red Wheel Barrow by William Carlos William, middle schoolers create their own sixteen-word poems...
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Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder

For Teachers 5th - 9th
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...
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Compare/Contrast

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
A series of reading activities is sure to engage your young readers! Based on comparing and contrasting ideas, the packet provides opportunities to compare characters, themes, texts, and other elements of fiction.
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Animation Pre-Production

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Does your class love reading cartoons? Use their talents and interests to examine the process of writing a story they wish to tell through a cartoon. They develop the beginning, middle, and end of a story based on their original...
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A Reading Guide to A Wrinkle in Time

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Accompany a reading of Madeleine L'Engle's classic tale, A Wrinkle in Time, with a detailed guide equipped with 15 informative and useful chapters. Scholars discover who the author is, why she wrote the book, and crucial story elements...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 4

For Teachers 9th Standards
Connect with the text using helpful annotation strategies. As your class reads the first section of Karen Russell's short story, "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves," they note important passages that establish character...
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Determining American Values

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore American values.  In this American citizenship and history lesson, students work in groups to brainstorm a list of American values based on specific photographs and/or personal experience. Students create a master list...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore character development in novels. For this literacy lesson, students read Tom Sawyerand visit the home of Mark Twain on a field trip or a virtual tour. Students create a character from the book out of a Pringles can and...
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Character and Plot Development Through Comics

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are introduced to character, plot development, point of view, and tone through the use of comic strips. They, in pairs, identify these four attributes in the comic strip and present their findings to the class.
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Helping Others

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars explore community service.  In this character development and community lesson plan, students sing a song based on the fable The Lion and the Mouse. Young scholars participate in a discussion about kindness, and generate...
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Planning Ideas: Developing a Colonial Character Profile

For Teachers 4th Standards
The second lesson in a historical fiction series encourages pupils to develop a character profile of a colonial person, using research acquired in the previous unit. Learners prepare their historical fiction narrative by responding to a...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 15

For Teachers 9th Standards
How much progress has Claudette really made at the end of "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves"? Ninth graders note evidence for and against Claudette's successful adaptation into human society with a graphic organizer....
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 12

For Teachers 9th Standards
Finding the central idea in a text can be as simple as deciphering the correct pieces of supporting evidence. As your class reads Stage 4 of "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" by Karen Russell, they analyze the interactions...

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