Analyzing Character Traits, Using Evidence and Accountable Talk

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Teacher Ippolito
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3rd - 6th, Homeschool, Staff
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This lesson teaches how to look closely at characters, and to accurately give them a trait.

Show how to use evidence to support an opinion of a character, or situation. This is VERY important for the students to master.

I Include an example of a Tale (summary) to show how to explain traits to the students.
When teaching a new reading strategy, it is smart to use a well known text.

Finally, learn how to teach accountable talk so the students can have a conversation about the character, theme, events and situations while using evidence.
I also included examples of how to compare and contrast characters.

Student Practice:
*Traits and evidence
*Compare and Contrast Traits with evidence
*Accountable talk guide for practice

The thumbnails show many, but not all of the pages included.
There are 21 pages (the 2 traits' pages are repeated in a different style/font)

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Common Core Reading standard:
( 4th grade and 5th grade)
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or
drama, drawing on specific details in the text
*5th grade says to COMPARE characters

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what
the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from
the text.
*5th grade says to QUOTE details etc...

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners
on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and
expressing their own clearly.

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Thanks so much!

Manuela Ippolito
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22 pages
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