Using Chrysantheum by Kevin Henkes, I wrote this one-period lesson plan to identify how the character changes from the beginning to the end of the story. Include is the lesson plan with 4 hand-outs. Three of the hand-outs are differentiated graphic organizer: Basic, Average, Challenging. Basic requires students to sketch their thoughts. Average requires students to sketch and list their thoughts with an attempt at providing evidence from the book. Challenging requires the students to include evidence from the book while students are asked to jot down their thoughts in complete sentences.
Also included is a checklist assessment if students can identify character changes and if they provide evidence.