Reflection: Checks for Understanding Desk Vandalism Helps Students Analyze Conflicts and Types of Characters in Of Mice and Men - Section 4: Application: Finding Examples


After this activity, it became clear that students had been exposed to the different types of characters but they were quite fuzzy about how to apply this knowledge to the characters in the story. When we are reading texts in the future, I'll need to continue to ask them about static, dynamic, flat, and round characters. Students may never be asked to discuss people in this way in the real world, so I don't know consider this part of a priority standard, but I think that discussing characters in this way will help them to understand and discuss character development over the course of a text in the future.

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Desk Vandalism Helps Students Analyze Conflicts and Types of Characters in Of Mice and Men

Unit 10: Actions and Reactions Of Mice and Men
Lesson 5 of 5

Objective: SWBAT analyze how complex characters and conflicts advance the plot by brainstorming conflicts in "Of Mice and Men" and analyzing characters

Big Idea: Students temporarily vandalize their desks by using them as dry erase boards for categorizing and analyzing conflicts.

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