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Exploring the Relationship between Characters and Plot

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This lesson provides an introduction to identifying the relationship between character traits and plot. Students will:

  • differentiate physical characteristics and character traits.
  • identify the character traits of a character.
  • define the term plot.
  • explain the relationship between character traits and plot.


Essential Questions

  • How do strategic readers create meaning from informational and literary text?
  • What is this text really about?


Vocabulary

  • Physical Characteristics: The appearance of a character.
  • Character Traits: A character’s personality, values, and beliefs.
  • Plot: The structure of a story. The sequence in which the author arranges events in a story. The plot of a story includes a problem and solution.


Duration

90–135 minutes/2–3 class periods


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Materials

  • animated version of “The Three Little Pigs” (optional)

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5hI9U19-m0


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Robin

Robin

I think this is a great lesson. My only thought is that it would be great if the articles they are getting from newspapers are screened for school appropriateness. Magazines are easier to do because they make so many geared towards children, but we can not regulate what we give them in the paper unless we were to go through and monitor it ourselves first.

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