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Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Chart paper and markers
- Internet access
- Copies of the novel being discussed
- Print copies of dictionaries and thesauruses to supplement online reference tools
- Identifying Character Traits instructions
- Identifying Character Traits Worksheet
- Become a Character (copies or an overhead)
- Sample Character Traits (optional)
- Merriam-Webster Online: The Language Center
- Using the Thesaurus
- Character Traits Chart Student Interactive
- Students have read a substantial portion of the novel and have discussed the relative strengths, weaknesses, and attributes of various characters.
- Make copies of the assignment, character traits, and adjective handouts, if desired. Alternately, find similar information in your class grammar and literature books.
- Test the Character Traits Chart student interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.