This lesson goes along with Engage NY Common Core Curriculum Module 1 Unit 2 for 4th grade. We are using the book Eagle Song to teach about character, setting and theme, but have some students who have difficult describing just the character and setting. This lesson can be used in small groups, during AIS reading or ELA time, or just as a refresher for your whole class. It is a hands-on fun activity to get students thinking about ways that a character or setting can be described. For students who tend to describe a character using physical traits, this will help them to see the difference between physical traits and personality traits. It will help those struggling students get to that next, higher level of thinking.
This can also be used in first - third grades as a lesson on character and setting.
Show your administration that you know how to differentiate your lessons for your students and provide the necessary scaffolding for your students to find success!
This lesson has 2 options. You can give students the setting and character posters (I cut them out and glued mine on colored construction paper as well) that have the extra descriptions or you can give them the lesson scaffolded version also included.
Help your students to have the basics before they head into more complex literary elements! It can also be used as a lesson to help students become more descriptive with their writing!