Reflection: Intervention and Extension Good or Bad? Protagonist and Antagonist - Section 2: Independent Practice and Share

 

The protagonist is usually the most easiest person to identify. Its usually main character and the one, I say to students, that you root for throughout the story. However, some students are reading texts that either had a protagonist that is complicated meaning that its not always good, all the time. It may have some qualities that actually seem more like what an antagonist have. There are also students who have complicated antagonists or no one person to identify as an antagonist. In either case, I take it as a case by case situation. I remind students that a good character or plot is complicated just like real life. Its not always easy to figure out who is doing the right thing and if they will always do the right thing. For now, because they are not finished with the book, I ask them to make their best guess and support their idea with evidence from the book. Because, in the end, as long as they can support it with reasonable evidence, their theory will be strong one. 

  Who or What is the Antagonist?
  Intervention and Extension: Who or What is the Antagonist?
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Good or Bad? Protagonist and Antagonist

Unit 12: Discovering Struggle in Historical Fiction
Lesson 6 of 16

Objective: SWBAT determine the protagonist and antagonist of their story as well as support it with evidence from the text.

Big Idea: As students learn more about common protagonists and antagonist, they will be able to notice patterns and similarities between texts.

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