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  • Reading3.3A compNeed character traits worksheets
  • Reading3.3A
  • Activating prior knowledge
  • Activating prior knowledge
  • Activating prior knowledge
  • Elicit and list differences using interactive whiteboard here. Students do this in teams first.
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    • 1. Today we will contrast the actions of characters in a work of fiction.
      contrast – the difference
      characters– a person or anything that acts like a person in a story
      actions – what characters do
      fiction – not real
    • 2.
    • 3. Today we will contrast the actions of characters in a work of fiction.
      Work of fiction – an imaginative story
    • 4. Story elements
      Theme
      Plot
      Characters
      Problem
      Solution
      Point of view
      Symbolism
      Setting
    • 5. Story elements
      Theme
      Plot
    • 6. Story elements
      Theme – a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work (main idea).
      Plot – the important events in the story.
    • 7. What contrasts can you identify between an apple and an orange?
    • 8. Apple
      Orange
    • 9. What contrasts can you identify between these two characters?
    • 10.
    • 11. What contrasts can you identify between these two characters?
    • 12. characterization
      The words an author uses to describe the characters.
      That might include words about the characters’:
      Actions
      Feelings
      Thoughts
      Words
    • 13. www.teachertube.com
      0:00 to 2:30 sec only.
      http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=96582&title=Characterization_Lesson
    • 14. characterization
      Protagonist – a leading actor, character, or participant in a literary work2: a leader, proponent, or supporter of a cause
      Antagonist - one that contends with or opposes another :adversary, opponent
      http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antagonist
    • 15. Who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? How do you know?
      Wicked Witch of the West
      antagonist
      Dorothy
      protagonist
    • 16. Who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? How do you know?
    • 17. Can a character’s actions effect the plot of the story? Why or why not?
      • Possible responses…
      • 18. A character’s actions might change the direction of the story (for good or for bad).
      • 19. A mistake (problem) made by the character might cause the plot to veer into trouble, drama, and climax.
      • 20. The actions taken by the characters depends on the plot of the story.
    • PLOT DIAGRAM
      Climax
      Rising Action
      Conflict
      Falling Action
      Exposition
      Resolution
    • 21. How does the contrast between the characters in a work of fiction, relate to the theme ?
      • Possible responses…
      • 22. If the theme is “good always prevails,” the protagonist will demonstrate actions that will show that good is better like:
      • 23. Helping others
      • 24. Defeating the protagonist
      • 25. Demonstrating knowledge, skill, talent, etc.
    • Resources
      Guided Practice
      * The Blind Man and the Hunter: A Wisdom Tale from West Africa
      http://www.sandi.net/depts/literacy/inquiry/texts/5/blindman.pdf
      Independent Practice
      * The White Crane
      http://www.sandi.net/depts/literacy/inquiry/texts/5/whitecrane.pdf
      Character Traits
      http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson175/traits.pdf
      Character Traits Worksheet
      http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson175/RWT186-2.pdf
    • 26. http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=175