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Character Motivation Task Cards
Help your students race to the finish line with these Character Motivation Task Cards! Students will discover WHAT DRIVES THEIR CHARACTER! ...And best of all, there is NO PREP on your end! Simply print and copy answer recording page! Here's what's included: 20 Colorful Task Cards Fun Answer Re
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Character Motives and Traits Game
This game will help you teach character traits and motivation. Great for a small group or centers, students will read a story that is glued to an envelope. Inside the envelope are 4 possible motives. They must determine the correct character motive and record this (as well as their rationale) ont
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RL 3.3 PowerPoint: Character Motivations
This lesson introduces and teaches CCS RL 3.3: Describe character's in a story (e.g. their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. This lesson includes a PowerPoint Picture Presentation that introduces and teaches the concept. It inclu
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Character Motivation Craftivity
Here is a hands-on, creative way for students to practice finding the Character's Motivation of a passage. This craftivity is great for centers, intervention, guided reading groups, or reinforcing what you have already taught. We absolutely love this craftivity because students will always remember
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Character Motivations Graphic Organizer w/Text Evidence
Character Motivations Graphic Organizer with a Text Evidence section. This is student tested, and my students really enjoyed using this character motivations graphic organizer. Check out the Character Graphic Organizers Bundle! Made by primaryrainbows.com
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Character Motivation
Character Motivation can be difficult for students to understand. This Activity Bundle provides a ton of exposure to the standard! Students will identify the Character's Motivation, steps needed to reach the motivation and whether the motivation is positive or negative! You have officially found w
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Character Motivation Week Lesson and Practice
Teaching Character Motivation seems pretty simple, but do your students really understand the importance and role of Character Motivation on the actions and events of the story? Do you know all the elements of Character Motivation? Do you have the resources to help your students analyze Character M
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Halloween Point of View Partner Writing Activity: (plot & character motivation)
Halloween Writing: This fun partner Halloween writing activity addresses the ELA concepts of point of view, character motivation, plot, conflict, protagonist/antagonist, and creative writing. Students follow the directions on the pages to plot out a Halloween story, write it out, then trade with a p
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Common Core SS Character Motivation Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer can be used with any text or novel. It meets Common Core State Standard RL.1 and RL.3. The organizer asks students to select an example of characterization (action, speech, emotion, etc.), cite textual evidence, determine the character's motivation for the action, etc. and l
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Inferring Character Motivation
Character motivation is about why a character is acting in a certain way! Includes an anchor chart listing motivations that a character might experience, however it's always good to have students add to these lists with their own thoughts. The first 8 task cards are multiple choice questions. The
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Character Motivation Mini Lesson Graphic Organizers CCLS CCSS
Teaching Character Motivation Product/Materials Preface: These English Language Arts Unit Resources come with a 3 page introductory mini-lesson on Characterization and Character Motivation but the accompanying graphic organizers primarily focus on Character Motivation. You can find my parallel re
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Character Motivation worksheet
Need to teach your students what the Motivation of a Character is and how to identify it? When reading short stories and novels- even when writing them, I like my students to think about character motivation. What kind of direct and indirect characterization examples can they find? What kind of tra
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Character Motivation Chart for The Crucible
This chart focuses on all of the major characters of Arthur Miller\'s The Crucible. It quizzes students on the characters, their actions, and their motivations for those actions. It is a simple format to allow you to quickly see if students are getting the basics of the play but also understanding w
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Understanding Characters Motivations, Feelings, and Traits Graphic Organizer
Includes 1 common core aligned graphic organizer. This organizer correlates with core standards as it helps children organize text evidence gathered about character's motivations, feelings, and traits. Teaching point and standard included on organizer. Works nicely with Journey's 3rd grade less
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Character is... Motivational Poster Print Free Download #kindnessnation
FREE - "Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking." This is a great motivational quote for your classroom, office, hallway, library, etc.. Use it as a discussion starter or just to liven up your room. This is one of 63 inspirational/motivational classroom posters/signs in my packag
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Character Motivation Task Cards
There are 8 task cards with short stories on them. This resource should be used along with a character unit.
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Character Motivation & Setting Graphic Organizers - Night of the Spadefoot Toads
I created these 2 graphic organizers to go along with the reading analysis skills for chapters 8-10, lessons 5 and 6 for the ReadyGen program to be used with my ELLs. They scaffold character motivation (Ben's) and how characters are influenced by setting. This was created for ReadyGen 5th grade
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The Odyssey Novel Study Unit Character Motivation Activities
{The Odyssey Novel Study Unit, Homer's Odyssey, Odyssey Character, Odyssey Analysis, Odyssey Character Analysis, Odyssey Character Motivation, Odyssey Unit, Odyssey Novel Study, The Odyssey Literature Guide} The Odyssey: Character Motivation Activities are common core aligned handouts that ask st
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7102-3 Lamb to the Slaughter Character Motivation Lesson
In this COMPLETE InspirEd Educators lesson, students will be able to explain character motivation. Using the short story Lamb to the Slaughter , they will consider what motivates characters in short stories and other literature. Lesson warm up, teacher instructions, discussion questions, teacher a
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Things Not Seen by Clements: Character Motivation
"Things Not Seen" Character Motivation Assignment - Concepts Covered: Inference, Cause/Effect, and Character Motivation Analysis. This chapter-by-chapter chart (with answer key) for the book "Things Not Seen" by Andrew Clements has students really study the reasons behind actions that characters tak
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The Possibility of Evil - Character Motivation
This study guide correlates with Shirley Jackson's "The Possibility of Evil". The study guide looks at the characters of the story and the motivation for their actions. This study guide is alligned with the Common Core Standards.
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Character Motivation Anchor Chart
I use these anchor charts as an individual resource for my students. I print them on a half page and my students glue them into their reader's notebooks or keep them in their reading folder and reference them as needed.
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Building Character - Get Motivated! Good Habit Posters
Having students explore the importance and traits of good character is an essential aspect of educating the "whole" student. This unique and creative activity has students explore the denotation and connotation of select character words by creating an original motivational poster! Includes a pre-
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Heinz Dilemma: A Tool to Discuss Character Motivation in Any Novel
I use this worksheet, which explains and guides students through the classic Heinz Dilemma, to help students understand character motivation. It can be used with any novel, and includes teacher discussion prompts to be used after students work in small groups to determine Heinz and the Druggist's
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Brave Harriet-- character motivation and distinguishing own point of view
Brave Harriet from the 3rd grade Making Meaning kit Questions on determining a character's motivation, and distinguishing own point of view from that of the character/author. Includes Smarter Balance style questions.
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The Book Thief Standardized Test Practice on Character Motivations in Pt. 4
-I used this as guided practice because standardized test questions can be so difficult and tricky, but students who have a better grasp of character motivations could do this independently. -Used while reading Part Four of The Book Thief -You need a copy of The Book Thief for this standardized test
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Character Motivation Graphic Organizer
This chart leads students to connect character traits with evidence from the book and then to think about WHY the character acts like that (motivation). This incorporates three important reading strategies in one is can be used early on or later in a character unit. This is also a great resource f
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Character Motivation Reflection
This sheet helps students reflect on the motivation of the characters in their books. Helping students focus on and reflect on the motivations of their characters can give students a deeper connection to and understanding for the characters they are reading about. You can use this as a reading log f
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Analyzing Character Motivation ~ Hinton The Outsiders (Chapter 9)
This is a single-page PDF document (printable) for student analysis and explication of characters' motivations to get involved in physical fighting in the novel The Outsiders (specific up through Chapter 9). With this colorful, graphic handout, students will be invited to: a.) identify characters'
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Fever 1793: Chapter 24 & Character Motivation
This activity guides students to deepen their understanding of character motivation as depicted in chapter 24 of the novel, Fever 1793. Students consider the conflict between Eliza and Mr. Barret (the store owner), discussing how both are "right" based on their own motivations. This page includes
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Character Motivations
This file contains a bilingual handout that identify the different types of motivations a person or character in a story might have to do something. it has picture for each adjective. Great for ELLs.
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Character Motivations Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer can be used with any text to explain a character's traits, feelings, motivations and actions.
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Character Motivation: Literary Elements & Analysis {COMMON CORE}
This listing is for a characterization activity entitled "Motivation Machine" in which students analyze how a character's motivations reveal character traits. This mini-lesson is part of the Mega Characterization Bundle of over 15 characterization mini-lessons that get your students working with a
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It Says, I Say, So for Character Motivation
This is a character motivation graphic organizer using the It Says, I Say, So... strategy. It can be used for any fiction or nonfiction work requiring textual evidence for character motivation.
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A Raisin in the Sun - Character Motivation Graphic Organizer
After reading Act 1 of A Raisin in the Sun, this graphic organizer is an excellent way to have students reflect on what is motivating each character and how character motivation is influencing conflict and meaning. Also a great way to review plot points!
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The Lorax Character Motivation
Use this activity to assess your students' understanding of character motivation. Read or listen to The Lorax story by Dr. Seuss and discuss who the main character is, what their motivation might be and why. Also includes a section for reflection of favorite part of the story.
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R.L. 3.3 - Describing Characters (Motivations)
This graphic organizer can be used to help students organize their thoughts when describing events that motivate the character's actions and how some events motivate others.
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Uncovering character motivations, feelings, and traits
Includes 1 common core aligned graphic organizer. This organizer correlates with core standards as it helps children organize text evidence gathered about character's motivations, feelings, and traits. Teaching point and standard included on organizer. Works nicely with Journey's 3rd grade less
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Character Motivations and Actions Evidence Based Questions
These short passages and evidence-based questions can be used to teach and discuss (quick assessment or exit ticket) character motivations and actions. Answer key is included.
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Character Motivation using Charlotte's Web Chapters 1-3
This document is designed to be used with the other Charlotte's Web resources available on my page. When all of the resources are compiled they create an interactive reading notebook to guide us through the beautiful story of Charlotte's Web.
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Antigone: Character Motivation Quotation Sort
This is a kinesthetic activity that helps students understand the motivations of the various characters in the play Antigone. This product comprises a full lesson on the topic. Students can begin by discussing what motivates them, then these concepts can be applied to the play Antigone, to make the
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The Tell Tale Heart Character Motivation Lesson with PPT's and Video Clips
The lesson focuses on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and includes a PPT that goes along with the lesson. It includes definitions, examples from literature, and real world examples. The lesson also includes 2 video clips that can be accessed either through the slide or you can use the clip that w
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The Crucible Act 1: Character Motivation
This is a worksheet with a graphic organizer to track character actions, motivations, and traits. "The Crucible" contains background stories, secrets, and ulterior motives galore, so it's important for students to closely analyze each character to fully understand their actions and intentions. The
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Character Motivation Template (BookStudy)
This concise character motivation chart is the perfect accompaniment for any book being read in class or for individual study. It includes three action/feeling bubbles which correlate to three motivation bubbles. The chart has been used to connect a character's motivations to what they do or think
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Character Motivation Organizer
Have you been looking for the perfect organizer for students to use to chart character motivation? Here it is! I have used this many times, and students really seem to love the organizer. Thinking about the characters actions helps them figure out the characters motivation!
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OTHELLO Character Analysis (Character Motivations, Traits, and Tragic Flaws)
Hi all! Okay, so I finally read Othello with my English II classes this year, and did they LOVE the play!!! I created this document as a part of character analysis for the play. Since we use the Common Core Standards, I ask my students to show text based evidence by providing quotes, and page num
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Character Traits and Character Motivation, Setting
This product contains 2 easy to use graphic organizers for Gathering Textual Evidence! Students can be guided through the process of supporting the claims of character traits by providing textual evidence to prove it! The 2 graphic organizers offer note taking opportunities while close reading for
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The Crucible (Arthur Miller)- Character Motivation Chart/Organizer
The students will use this chart after reading ACT I of Miller's The Crucible. They will assess the characters' key personality traits, motivations, how the character interacts with others, and a key quote from the character that shows who that character truly is. The characters included for this as
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Character Motivation
This activity was created to allow students an interactive way to discover character motivations in fiction texts. We used the concept of a “Hot Seat” for students to act like characters and also ask those characters questions regarding their actions.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Character Motivation Chart
This is a chart I use with my kids to help them understand the different motivations of each significant character in the novel, including practicing finding supporting evidence from the novel. This is a chart that I constantly go back to throughout the novel, and have the students make additions to
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The Stories Julian Tells Character Motivations Tracking Chart
This chart can be used at any point in the novel to track the character's feelings and motivations throughout the novel. The organizer can be used to show how the character changes as well.
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INSPIRED BY THE SEA: Character Motivations and Historical Fiction
In this Common Core suggested activity with the unit, students prove a character's motivation by citing evidence from the book Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. Students can also cite details from the story that are examples of historical fiction.
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