1. Topic-
2. Content-
Character Traits, Adjectives, Characterization
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Reading and Writing:
8.25 Interpret a character's trait, emotions, or motivation and give supporting evidence from the text.
Students will describe , analyze, and use appropriate formal and informal English
4. Objectives-
1.Students will demonstrate an understanding of characterization by identifying phrases in "The Pearl" that help develop a given character and their traits on a graphic organizer
2.Students will be able to analyze a character in a novel by identifying a least 3 character traits and providing proof of those traits in the text.
5. Materials and Aids-
Characterization Worksheet (graphic organizer)
Identifying Characters Traits Sheet
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Prior to the activity, teacher will have already discussed characterization with class, modeled how to identify a character trait and find proof in the text.
2. Give worksheet Identifying Character Traits sheet for reference

B. Development-

1.Review characterization
2.Use the Identifying Character Traits worksheet and instructions to explore the connections between a character and the actions that character takes (or doesn't).
3.Demonstrate the Character Traits Chart, showing students how to locate examples in the text that support the development of a character.

C. Practice-

1.Cooperatively we will look at the example given and discuss how the quote develops the character.
2.The teacher will then model how to search the book to identify sentences or phrase that supports a character's development
3.Students will work independently or with a partner

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students will be asked to find similar examples of characterization in the core novel for the given characters
2.Students should copy the quote and tell what character trait is expressed
3. Students will choose two of their own characters

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

2.Give assistance to locate information
3.Pre teach/Review Character Traits and Characterization

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Informal assessment, as students work on their assignments
2.Provide support and feedback to students
3.Their ability to provide support for the traits

G. Closure-

2.Close reminding students of character traits and how they are developed by the author,
7. Evaluation-
As students go over their examples as a group, reinforce good choice of traits, noting both students' word choice and the connection between trait and character.

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