This ten page packet contains seven pages for students to complete. It is designed to encourage your students to think about a book’s character beyond the story.
After a book study, or an independent read, students choose a character from the book, being the main or a favorite character. Upon choosing a character for these activities, students answer a set of given questions, by thinking about and relating to the character in different ways.
This activity requires students to use their imagination, analytical, and perceptual skills beyond the usual character study. Students are required to explain their answers, which correlates with the practice of Common Core.
Here are some examples of assignments students are given in this packet:
Students choose a character from their book that they would like to become, and explain something they would do differently within the story. Students will be asked to consider the character and answer questions as if the character were a real person ,considering the traits given to them by the author. Students will make a comparison between themselves and the character they chose. They will be asked to pair this character with a character from another story/book that would to make a compatible friendship. Finally, students will write a one page story starring the two characters as friends.