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Charting Characters for a More Complete Understanding of the Story
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||60 minutes|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- “Character Perspective Charting: Helping children to develop a more complete conception of story” (IRA, 1997)
- Overhead projector, transparencies, and markers
- Trade book of your choice
|1.||Before beginning this lesson, read the article Character Perspective Charting: Helping children to develop a more complete conception of story to become familiar with the purpose and procedures for this strategy.
|2.||Choose a trade book that has at least two characters in conflict. (See Sample Booklist for Character Perspective Charting.)
|3.||Read the story you have chosen and familiarize yourself with the main characters, setting, theme, problem, outcome, and reaction. Complete a Character Perspective Chart, so that you may gain an understanding of the process and the different viewpoints within the story.
|4.||Photocopy the Character Perspective Chart for each student and make an overhead of the chart as well.|