Reflection: Lesson Planning The Five Methods for Creating Characters in the Short Story "Sucker" - Section 2: Building Knowledge


It's helpful to first give a brief background of Rip Van Winkle.  My students were intrigued with the story but asked a lot of questions like, "Why did he fall a sleep?"  "What was his family like?" and "Where did this take place."  I found myself interrupting  my momentum with characterization to answer questions that I could have anticipated before showing the power point. 

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The Five Methods for Creating Characters in the Short Story "Sucker"

Unit 3: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
Lesson 3 of 12

Objective: SWBAT analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text by employing a characterization reading guide.

Big Idea: Students can analyze characters using a five step process.

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English / Language Arts, Short Stories, theme, characterization
  75 minutes
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