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Character Changes: The Dot

Working through how and why a character changes throughout a short text
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on 22 October 2014

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"Dot" Character Changes
Beginning of the Story
End of the Story
On your graphic organizer record what character traits you would use to describe Vashti in the end of the story?

Use evidence from the text. (Actions, Saying, & Thoughts)
Character Changes:
How and Why do Characters Change?

Listen to the Text
Listen to the story. While listening think about:

1. Who is the main character?

2. Does this character stay the same throughout the story?
"The Dot"
By Peter H. Reynolds
How do characters change?
Character Change

Changes in internal characteristics
greedy ---> unselfish

Attitude or Behavior Change
Changes in the way a character behaves
anxious ---> calm

Physical Change
Changes the way the character looks
Why do characters change?
Characters usually change as a result of something that happens in the story.

Internal conflicts
External events
How did the character change?
How did Vashti change throughout the story?
What evidence from text supports how Vashti changed?
Actions
Thoughts
Sayings
Who is the main Character?
Why did the character change?
Why do you think Vashti changed throughout the story?

What evidence from the text supports why you think Vashti changed?
Actions
Thoughts
Sayings

On your graphic organizer record what character traits you would use to describe Vashti in the beginning of the story?

Use evidence from the text. (Actions, Saying, & Thoughts)
Summary
Use your graphic organizer to compose a paragraph to summarize the main character's changes throughout the story. Remember to include text evidence to support your answers.


Summary should be written in your Daily 5 notebook under your character change flip book.
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