Unit: Character Study

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Unit Description

Character study is a 20 day long reading unit focused on character traits and plot structure. The unit also covers reading skills such as making predictions and inferences.

Lessons

Characters and Setting Resources: 2

Students will be able to identify characters and setting in a narrative. Students will notice all fiction stories have a setting and characters.

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Major and Minor Characters Resources: 1

Students will be able to distinguish between major and minor characters.

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How Minor Characters Affect Major Characters Resources: 1

Students will be able to notice when and how minor characters affect major characters.

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Character Traits Resources: 2

Students will determine character traits (physical and emotional)

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Character Traits Affect Character Actions Resources: 2

Students will notice how character traits affect character actions.

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Setting Affects Characters Resources: 1

Students will notice how a setting affects a characters actions and feelings.

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Inferencing to connect to a character Resources: 1

Students will make inferences about a story by using background knowledge.

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Predict Character Actions from Character Traits Resources: 2

Students will be able to use what they know about a characters' traits to predict characters' actions.

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Plot Structure: Elements of a Story Resources: 1

Students will be able to list the five elements of story using an acronym.

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Plot Structure: Problem & Solution Resources: 2

Students will use a graphic organizer to detail the problem and solution in a fiction story.

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Theme: Through Character Actions/Thoughts Resources: 1

Students will determine the theme of a story by tracking a character's emotions across a narrative.

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Theme: Through Problem and Solution Resources: 2

Students will be able to determine the theme of a short story by analyzing the problems and solutions in a narrative.

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