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English Language Arts Grade 2
Reading: Literature Standard 3
This lesson takes a closer look at character, tapping into what a character thinks, says, feels, does, and tries, as well as his or her strengths and weaknesses. Students will use what they read to analyze the character in the story.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written, and nonverbal form.
Invitation to Learn
Show the students the drawing of the Rotten, Red-Headed, Older Brother. Have you ever tried to put yourself in a book that you’ve read? What did the Rotten, Red-Headed, Older Brother think or say in the book?
Read through a favorite book or fairy tale. Discuss the character using thoughts, words, feelings, things tried, things done, strengths, and weaknesses.
Were students able to provide adequate responses for each of the areas?