This lesson provides students with opportunities to read closely and have deeper thinking with text. Students will read Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish. They will discuss with others text-dependent questions to better understand the character. With further readings they will be able to Amelia Bedelia's chacter traits and the reactions Mr. and Mrs. Roger have to the same events. They will generate a trading card for Amelia Bedelia at the conclusion of the lesson.
Sharon Draper's book, Out of My Mind, addresses the difficulties of cerebral palsy through the eyes of a young girl. This lesson develops a first-person perspective of the novel, including handouts, group discussion tasks, guided questions, and graphic organizers. The lessons divide the book into eight sections, with suggested key concepts. The plans are well-organized with all materials available for download.
This blog describes a lesson that introduces character traits. It is first a lesson on the inferrencing comprehension skill. The blog describes the sequence a teacher used to teach herstudents about character traits during a readers workshop. It includes activities and graphic organizers.
This resource, created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER Project, includes a list of character traits with accompanying visuals. Students (especially ELs) can use it to understand and generate new vocabulary to describe the characters they are reading about in their texts. The first two pages list opposing character traits next to each other, while the third page contains additional traits.