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Here are our assignments from today. Thursdays are all about the domain of Key Ideas and Details. The purpose of the second week is to hit our focus for the unit, but also to spiral back to everything that we have learned in Key Ideas and Details so far this year.
Today is all about: CHARACTER CHANGE.
Our book talks from today focused on CHARACTER CHANGE. Since students should almost finished with their Fantasy books, they can complete these sentence frames for Character Change.
We model with our class book, Rise of the Guardians, in the first row, students apply the same concept to their fantasy book during Reader’s Workshop, and the bottom row is for homework.
Here is an activity that WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE!
This is our KEY IDEAS AND DETAILS FORM.
Our KEY IDEAS AND DETAILS FORM covers:
GENRE, PLOT, TYPES OF CHARACTERS, TYPES OF CONFLICT, SETTING, CHARACTER MOTIVATION, INFERENCES, CHARACTER ANALYSIS, CHARACTER TRAITS, THEME, MOOD, TONE and CHARACTER CHANGE.
You should hear our discussion!!!!! It is probably our MOST FAVORITE ACTIVITY! You can see that there are some X’s on the paper. This means we have not covered those areas yet. We still need to cover MOOD, TONE and Point of View.
If you need all of these resources, we have bundled them ALL together into 2 bundles….
ALL ABOUT CHARACTERS MEGA BUNDLE CLICK HERE
THEME, MOOD, TONE MEGA BUNDLE CLICK HERE
Next, we reviewed CHARACTER CHANGE with these fun task cards!
(Click Character Change Task Card Activity Bundle to buy these from our store!)
We love these task cards and so do our students. I crack up because every time I pull them out, I hear students whispering, “Oh it’s that GAME again! Yes!!!!” Okay… “game.” Whatever works, right?! Students paired up with a partner, took turns reading the task card and noted how the character was at the beginning, the event that changed the character, and how the character was at the end of the story.
This sums up Day 9!
We hope that you were able to take something useful with you today to use in your classroom.
We would love to hear any comments or questions you might have!!
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