Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Character Development: Using T-Charts to Develop Internal and External Traits - Section 3: Practice


Sometimes students have a hard time thinking of what to include on external and internal traits of characters they are developing. In order to support students if they are having trouble, I model how to identify and write down the characteristics of characters from read aloud that we've finished in class or popular books, like the Harry Potter series. Its much easier for students to describe a character they like and know than it is to develop a brand new character for their own stories.

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Character Development: Using T-Charts to Develop Internal and External Traits

Unit 4: Writing Fictional Stories
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT to use precise words to describe characters in their stories.

Big Idea: Writers chose an idea and then develop the characters by creating their internal and external traits.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, description (Creative Writing), fictional narratives, 4th grade, characters, Fourth Grade, t, narrative structure
  30 minutes
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