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How do a character’s feelings and actions influence the plot of a story? The interaction between character and plot is explored in this lesson that uses When Charlie McButton Lost Power to launch the discussion. Charlie’s love of electronics leads him to take the batteries from his sister’s doll when a power failure strikes his house. Charlie has caused a problem. Young readers then apply what they have learned to Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona Meets her Match.