Here is a visual reading tool that allows students to track two characters’ emotions as they move through the beginning, middle and end of a story. Students write the reason for the emotion and what caused the character’s feelings to change as they create a line graph. Character analysis question sheets fosters more detail and additional critical thinking. This is a great guided reading lesson for cause/effect and inferencing. Students can also work on the assignment independently, with a partner, or in a group, once they understand the concept. Sample answers are included that go with the book The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo. Essential question posters and a “Rules for Discussion” poster gives you materials to reinforce respectful collaboration and discussion.
The file includes...
* Detailed lesson plan
* Common Core State Standards for 4th and 5th grade
* A blank “Character Emotion Graph” for student use
* A “Character Emotion Graph” with possible answers for 2 characters in the book The Egyptian Cinderella
by Shirley Climo
* A blank 2 page “Analyze Your Emotion Graph” worksheet for your students
* A blank 2 page “Analyze Your Emotion Graph” worksheet with possible answers from
the book The Egyptian Cinderella
* 17 Essential Question posters including 1 blank one
* 15 Skills mini posters (2 to a page)
* 1 “Rules for Discussion” poster
Common Core State Standards include for grades 4 and 5
PLEASE NOTE: This product is a part of a larger cultural unit that includes close reading, graphic organizers for critical thinking, comparing Cinderella stories and culture, dramatization, script writing, researching countries and their culture, and many hands-on projects. There are over 7 lessons with several activities for group and individual work. More essential questions and skills are included. Click on the link below to check it out and save $.
Cinderella, Culture and the Common Core: A Multicultural Fairytale Unit