Collecting Details: The Challenges Ha Faces and Ha as a Dynamic Character

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What is a dynamic character? Using an interesting resource, scholars set out to answer the question. They create graphic organizers to collect details about character development as they read the novel Inside Out & Back Again. They also make predictions about how the main character will grow and change over the course of the story.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have volunteers describe their favorite characters
Classroom Considerations

  • This is lesson one from the consecutive 20-part Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 series 
  • Builds on information from Unit 1
  • Each student requires a copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Pros

  • Provides options for extending the lesson with homework assignments
  • Includes a structured notes graphic organizer to assist with reading comprehension
Cons

  • None
Common Core