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Compare and Contrast Character Traits

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Cheryl Schwab

on 1 December 2013

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Transcript of Compare and Contrast Character Traits

Compare and Contrast Character Traits
Mini Lesson
Cheryl Schwab

Common Core Learning Standards:
English Language Arts Standards>> Reading: Literature: Grade 3; Key Ideas and Details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.R.L 3.3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

English Language Arts Standards>> Writing: Grade 3: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

English Language Arts Standards>> Writing: Grade 3: Text Types and Purposes
Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.

Prior Lesson (Motivation)
Students were given a homework assignment to go to my
wiki space and complete the poll. This began the unit on character traits.
Interactive Read Aloud
The book Frog and Toad are Friends is read as an Interactive Read-Aloud
After, the students assist in making a list of character traits with the website
Venn Diagram maker

Students assist in making a Venn Diagram with the list made on wrttn.in
Independent Reading
Students are put in heterogeneous groups of two to read the book My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. While one student reads, the other makes a list of the characteristics of Richie and Tricia. Students may use the provided character traits list if needed.
Children who need assistance in reading, may use
Students use
to create their own Venn Diagram with comparisons of Tricia and Richie in My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
Students will work with a partner to identify and compare the characteristics of the two main characters in the book "My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother" and then create a Venn Diagram with the comparisons.
Big book of Frog and Toad are Friends
Smart Board
List of pre-arranged heterogeneous groups
Laptops for each group of students
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother books for each student
for Venn Diagram maker
List of sample character traits
Printer Paper
Students will make a "friend collage" with the character traits that best describe their friend.

Students will email a friend telling them which traits they like best about them.
Motivation continued
The results of the wiki space poll are evaluated and a list of character traits is generated.
Additional character traits are added to the list during a discussion.
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