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Authoring an Epilogue That Helps Our Characters Live On

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Authoring an Epilogue That Helps Our Characters Live On

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Molly Feeney Wood

New York, New York


National Council of Teachers of English


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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using Picture Books to Teach Characterization in Writing Workshop

Students explore character development through experiences with picture books. They learn about the connections between reading and writing and apply the information they learn to revisions of their own writing.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Inferring How and Why Characters Change

Students will really get into character when they read short stories and analyze the how’s and why’s of characters’ behaviors.


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Grades   3 – 10  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 19

Author Eve Bunting was born in Ireland in 1928.

Students listen to a news article about the LA race riots and then read Smoky Night to discuss how a younger observer might be affected by these events and their perceptions.


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Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Create Trading Cards for Favorite Characters

Use the online Trading Card Creator tool to have children make cards describing their favorite characters from the books on their reading list.


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