Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Reading Workshop - Character Analysis

In reading workshop we are working on story elements.  We have been discussing the main character of a book. (RL 2.3), their outside appearance, as well as what is inside the character (their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors).  We read the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes and made a chart of Chrysanthemum's appearance.  We then read Lily's Purple Plastic Purse and Owen also by Kevin Henkes and we discussed the main character's traits on the inside. For example, we discussed that Lily is spunky, she loves fashion, she adores her teacher Mr. Slinger, she sometimes doesn't follow rules, and she can have a bad temper, but she always apologizes for her mistakes,  We are learning that characters have inside and outside traits, and if we pay attention to these traits, it will help us understand the story better!

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