This graphic organizer activity helps students focus on the protagonist of Bearstone by Will Hobbs. The students are asked to identify Cloyd's physical traits, personality traits, and important events in his past and present. The back page then asks students to choose one personality trait and find specific examples in the story where the character displayed that trait. This activity helps the students specifically focus on the protagonist and characterization, while it helps me evaluate how well the students are comprehending the story and the main character.
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All of the items I share on TPT are ones I actually use in my middle school classroom. Most have been revised multiple times based on "test runs" with my students. I work hard to make information accessible to students in a fun and simple way while still challenging students to meet and exceed their abilities. Most of my assignments can be used with all ability levels; differentiation comes in my expectations of what individual students or groups can achieve. Many of my activities can be used with individual students or cooperative groups.
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