Monday, September 24, 2012

Understanding Characters!!

This week in Reader's Workshop, we are continuing our study of characterization.  We want to understand how characters think, feel and change during a story.  This will help us understand what we read. Below are a few examples of what we are working on during class!  
Our goal is to understand what a character looks like on the inside and the outside.  Before writing about characters in a book, we wrote about ourselves!
Reader's Workshop focus wall!
We studied many characters in our favorite stories, including Molly Lou Melon, and Camilla Cream from "A Bad Case of Stripes". We focused on what the characters looked like on the inside and the outside.  

Today, our focus was about how characters change in a story.  We read about "Lilly" from "Julius, The Baby of the World" by Kevin Henkes
The students filled out a response sheet about how their characters changed during the course of  their reading. 


  1. Love this idea! Will be using it this week in my classroom! :) TFS! I'm your newest follower! :)

  2. Love your anchor chart! Just wanted to let you know that I am using it for one of my classes as a reference for a lesson plan I need to create. I gave you full credit for it ;) Hope this is ok. let me know if its not @


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