This assessment can be used for students working in small groups, with a partner, or independently. I added this assessment to my character unit of study from the Grade 3 Lucy Calkins Character Studies unit. I read this text aloud to the class with each minilesson taught throughout Bend 1 of the study. Students learned how to follow a character up and down the story mountain, paying attention to story elements, character traits, secondary characters and how they affect the main character's journey, lessons the main character learned and theme. You can choose to use all 4 pages of the assessment, or it is broken up by lesson so you can use one or two pages at a time.