Elicit and list differences using interactive whiteboard here. Students do this in teams first.
Reading3 3 A
Today we will contrast the actions of characters in a work of fiction.<br />contrast – the difference<br />characters– a person or anything that acts like a person in a story <br />actions – what characters do<br />fiction – not real<br />
What contrasts can you identify between these two characters? <br />
characterization<br />The words an author uses to describe the characters.<br />That might include words about the characters’:<br />Actions<br />Feelings<br />Thoughts<br />Words <br />
www.teachertube.com<br />0:00 to 2:30 sec only.<br />http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=96582&title=Characterization_Lesson<br />
characterization<br />Protagonist – a leading actor, character, or participant in a literary work2: a leader, proponent, or supporter of a cause<br />Antagonist - one that contends with or opposes another :adversary, opponent<br />http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antagonist<br />
Who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? How do you know?<br />Wicked Witch of the West<br />antagonist<br />Dorothy<br />protagonist<br />
Who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? How do you know?<br />
Can a character’s actions effect the plot of the story? Why or why not?<br /><ul><li>Possible responses…
A character’s actions might change the direction of the story (for good or for bad).
A mistake (problem) made by the character might cause the plot to veer into trouble, drama, and climax.
The actions taken by the characters depends on the plot of the story. </li></li></ul><li> PLOT DIAGRAM<br /> Climax<br />Rising Action<br />Conflict<br /> Falling Action<br /> Exposition<br />Resolution<br />
How does the contrast between the characters in a work of fiction, relate to the theme ?<br /><ul><li>Possible responses…
If the theme is “good always prevails,” the protagonist will demonstrate actions that will show that good is better like:
Demonstrating knowledge, skill, talent, etc. </li></li></ul><li>Resources<br />Guided Practice<br />* The Blind Man and the Hunter: A Wisdom Tale from West Africa<br />http://www.sandi.net/depts/literacy/inquiry/texts/5/blindman.pdf<br />Independent Practice<br />* The White Crane<br />http://www.sandi.net/depts/literacy/inquiry/texts/5/whitecrane.pdf<br />Character Traits <br />http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson175/traits.pdf<br />Character Traits Worksheet<br />http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson175/RWT186-2.pdf<br />