Who is This Character?

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  • The author reveals the personality of a character through details in the text.
  • Using details from the text about the character’s speech, thoughts, effect on others, actions, and looks, the reader can make inferences about the character’s personality traits. (Reminder: To make an inference you need to combine evidence from the text with your own prior knowledge.)
  • Wolf image hyperlinked to video of the traditional version of Little Read Riding Hood.
  • Who is This Character?

    1. 1. Who is this character?<br />clung to the mesh fence by its powerful teeth , snarling<br />backed away, retreating towards the exit<br />blood-curdling roar<br />large<br /> dark fur pointed ears<br />
    2. 2. Characterization<br />ishow the author reveals the personality of the characters.<br /><ul><li>What does the character do?
    3. 3. How does the character look (or dress)?</li></ul> Actions<br /> Looks<br />
    4. 4. Open-Mind Portrait<br />Purpose: To record details<br />from the text that help you<br />make inferences about the<br />characters personality.<br />Today we will be recording<br />details about the actions <br />and looks of The Cat in the<br />Hat.<br />Speech<br />Thoughts<br />Effect on<br />Others<br />Looks<br />Actions<br />
    5. 5. Open-Mind Portrait<br />Purpose: To record details<br />from the text that help you<br />make inferences about the<br />characters personality.<br />Today we will be recording<br />details about the speech <br />and thoughts of The Cat in<br />the Hat.<br />Speech<br />Thoughts<br />Effect on<br />Others<br />Looks<br />Actions<br />
    6. 6. Open-Mind Portrait<br />Purpose: To record details<br />from the text that help you<br />make inferences about the<br />characters personality.<br />Today we complete our <br />portrait by recording<br />details about the Cat’s<br />effect on others<br />in The Cat in<br />the Hat.<br />Speech<br />Thoughts<br />Effect on<br />Others<br />Looks<br />Actions<br />
    7. 7. Types of Characters<br />Protagonist<br />Antagonist<br />Character who opposes the protagonist<br />Often the “bad” character<br />Character at the center of the action<br />Often the “good” character<br />
    8. 8. This week your job will be to identify the protagonist and antagonist several picture books about wolves.<br />

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