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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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  • 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
  • Today we will contrast the actions of characters in a work of fiction.
    Work of fiction – an imaginative story
  • Story elements
    Theme
    Plot
    Characters
    Problem
    Solution
    Point of view
    Symbolism
    Setting
  • Story elements
    Theme
    Plot
  • 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.
  • What contrasts can you identify between an apple and an orange?
  • Apple
    Orange
  • What contrasts can you identify between these two characters?
  • What contrasts can you identify between these two characters?
  • characterization
    The words an author uses to describe the characters.
    That might include words about the characters’:
    Actions
    Feelings
    Thoughts
    Words
  • www.teachertube.com
    0:00 to 2:30 sec only.
    http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=96582&title=Characterization_Lesson
  • 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
  • Who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? How do you know?
    Wicked Witch of the West
    antagonist
    Dorothy
    protagonist
  • Who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? How do you know?
  • Can a character’s actions effect the plot of the story? Why or why not?
    • 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.
  • PLOT DIAGRAM
    Climax
    Rising Action
    Conflict
    Falling Action
    Exposition
    Resolution
  • How does the contrast between the characters in a work of fiction, relate to the theme ?
    • Possible responses…
    • If the theme is “good always prevails,” the protagonist will demonstrate actions that will show that good is better like:
    • Helping others
    • Defeating the protagonist
    • 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
  • http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=175