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Character Traits, Motivations, and Feelings

Common Core Standard ELACC3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
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Cameron Brooks

on 18 October 2015

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Transcript of Character Traits, Motivations, and Feelings

Character Traits, Motivations, and Feelings
Describing Characters
Powerful narratives include characters the audience understands.
Character
traits
The reader can describe the characters, how they feel, and explain why they make decisions in the story.
ELAGSE3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Essential Question: How can I describe characters?
Have you ever read a story and said, "Hey, I know somebody like that!"
are adjectives that describe what a character is like.
Think of a character from a familiar story.
Select traits from the list that describe that character.
Why did you choose each of these traits?
ELAGSE3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Essential Question: How can I describe characters?
ELAGSE3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Essential Question: How can I describe characters?
ELAGSE3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Essential Question: How can I describe characters?

Character
motivations
are reasons why they choose to do something (or not).
ELAGSE3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Essential Question: How can I describe characters?
Think of a character from a familiar story,
Select the character's motivation from part of the narrative.
ELAGSE3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Essential Question: How can I describe characters?
Think of a character from a familiar story.
Choose a feeling they experience during part of the narrative.
Read and complete the sentence below.
ELAGSE3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Essential Question: How can I describe characters?
________________________
(Character)

feels ___________________
(Adjective)

because _______________,
(Why)

so they _________________
(Decision)

________________________.


Character
feelings
cause them to say or do things.
ELAGSE3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Essential Question: How can I describe characters?
Read and complete the sentence below.
I know _________________
(Character)

is ______________________,
(Trait)

because _______________


________________________
(Evidence)

________________________.
Why did you select that motivation?
Read and complete the sentence below.
_________________________
(Character)

chooses t0 _____________

________________________, (Action)

because they want _____
________________________.
(Motivation)
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