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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Mapping Characters Across Book Series
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions plus reading time|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Graphic Map assists teachers and students in reading and writing activities by charting the high and low points related to a particular item or group of items, such as events during a day or chapters in a book.
- Creating a Graphic Map for a Character
- What is Character?
- Author’s Development of Character
- Journal Questions
- The teacher should select a book series to use as a teaching tool (see Series Booklist).
- If desired, make overhead transparencies of Author’s Development of Character list and the Journal Questions.
- Make copies of What is Character? and Creating a Graphic Map handouts.
- Test the interactive Graphic Map on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.