This product contains five activities to help your students make good inferences about characters:
Making Inferences About Character Emotions (Vocabulary Extension)
This a is a partner/group game that includes 24 cards. Twelve of the cards contain a short passage about a character, and the other twelve feature dictionary entries for emotion words. Students read the passage, pair it with the appropriate emotion word and record their answers on a record sheet. Key included.
Mysterious Characters on Inference Avenue
This can be done individually or with a partner. Each page includes five paragraphs about five different characters. Students use the text to infer where on Inference Avenue each character is heading and write the character name next to the location. There are four versions of this activity and each includes a key.
This is a whole-group activity. The teacher divides students into small group and assigns each group a well-known character (from read-alouds or novel studies). Each group uses the "Class Characters Menu" to choose two ways to represent their character. Groups present their character analysis to the rest of the class, and the class guesses the character. Instructions, menu, examples and relevant materials included.
Making Inferences About Character Intentions
This includes 12 cards, each with a short text about a character and an answer sheet. After reading the text, students make an inference about the characters intentions, or plans and record this inference on the answer sheet. Answer sheet includes specific questions and prompts students to use text evidence. This is another good partner activity. Key included.
This is a two-sided graphic organizer all about character analysis. Students fill out the graphic organizer while reading a book independently. Includes lots of space for text evidence and direct quotes from the book.
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