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Bright Morning: Exploring Character Development in Fiction

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Bright Morning: Exploring Character Development in Fiction

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time 40 minutes
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Printouts

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Copies of the book that students will read—Sing Down the Moon, by Scott O'Dell, in this example. Any book that the class has read or heard as a group will work for this lesson, however. Alternative books are included on the book list.

  • Overhead projector and overhead, board, or chart paper

  • General classroom supplies (paper, markers or chalk, etc.)

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Story Map

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

 

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PRINTOUTS

What is Character? (optional background material)

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PREPARATION

  • Read the book that you've chosen for the class.

  • Prepare overhead, board, or chart paper.

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