Reflection: ELL Students Review of Character Traits and Motivation - Section 1: Guided Notes: Left Side Interactive Notebook Activity


In the past when I've taught this lesson, my students and I generate a list of traits that we keep up in the classroom and continue to add to it.  We will also do that this year, but only as we discuss the traits of different characters we read about.  I have never differentiated between positive traits and negative.  So many of my students are ELL learners and a few have no English, it seemed to me that if I did, it would give them the confidence to use the trait words instead of, or in addition to, the words they know like "nice", "happy" and "sad".  Thinking about it now- ALL of my students could use this kind of vocabulary development!!

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Review of Character Traits and Motivation

Unit 13: Let It Snow!! Analyzing Snowflake Bentley
Lesson 2 of 13

Objective: SWBAT explain what character traits are and identify them in themselves and in people they know.

Big Idea: Understanding characters and making connections to the text increases understanding of the text.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Reading, Poetry, character traits and motivation, Student Interactive Notebook, guided notes
  65 minutes
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