Character Study & Analysis | ELA Reading Comprehension Practice Worksheets

Character Study & Analysis | ELA Reading Comprehension Practice Worksheets
Character Study & Analysis | ELA Reading Comprehension Practice Worksheets
Character Study & Analysis | ELA Reading Comprehension Practice Worksheets
Character Study & Analysis | ELA Reading Comprehension Practice Worksheets
Character Study & Analysis | ELA Reading Comprehension Practice Worksheets
Character Study & Analysis | ELA Reading Comprehension Practice Worksheets
Character Study & Analysis | ELA Reading Comprehension Practice Worksheets
Character Study & Analysis | ELA Reading Comprehension Practice Worksheets
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NEW! Equip your students with strategies & skills to quickly analyze/describe main characters with these 20 scaffolded ELA reading comprehension drills. Character traits, motivations, and feelings... No problem! Comparing characters, analyzing words & actions... got it! Each printable includes a mini-lesson and helpful tips to teach students the ins and outs of answering any character study-related question.

THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES:

  • 20 reading drills + 1 sample, split between basic & advanced training  
  • 100+ questions, simulated after common standardized test questions
  • Fun, engaging fiction including passages adapted from Aesop's Fables

COMMON CORE DESIGNED, SIMULATED AFTER:

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
  • Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
  • Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)
  • New York State Testing Program
  • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Program
  • Each year, there are ~2-3 character-related questions on these tests.

LESSONS/TOPICS INCLUDE ANALYZING:

  • & describing personal character traits
  • characters' words & actions
  • characters' thoughts, feelings & motivations
  • how characters contribute to the sequence of events in a story
  • how characters respond to challenges & change in the story
  • differences & similarities between characters

USEFUL IN MANY WAYS!

All drills take 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and are fantastic for:

  • ELA reading test prep, including effective test-taking strategies
  • Guided or independent practice
  • Exit slips & tickets to assess character analysis mastery
  • Morning work / do now
  • Homework
  • Literacy centers (includes answer keys)
  • Literature circles / reading & intervention groups / partner work
  • After-school programs
  • Substitute lesson plans / sick days

These drills are print-ready and have been student tested, teacher approved. :)

ADD THESE READING DRILLS TO YOUR ELA TOOLKIT!

*23 Main Idea & Details ELA Test Prep Drills

*21 Context Clue ELA Reading Drills

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ALIGNED WITH COMMON CORE STANDARDS

3RD GRADE

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3: Describe characters in a story (e.g. their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

4TH GRADE

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words or actions).

5TH GRADE

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in the poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g. how characters interact).

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