Character Study Unit "I Can..." Goal Statements and Reflection Tri-fold

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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Use these "I Can..." Goal Statements to guide your students through a study of characters! These goal statements reflect Common Core State Standards, including RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL3.5, RL.3.7, SL3.1.

You will receive large and small size goal statements for 16 different mini-lessons. The large size are perfect for posting in the front of your classroom, and the small size are suitable for students to glue into Reading Response Journals.

Here is a sample listing of the "I can..." statments:

I can....list inside and outside traits of a character.
I can...find out about a character’s emotions by looking at the illustrations.
I can...use post-its to record what I’m thinking about a character.
I can...find and record evidence of the way a character
Find 11 more goal statements in this packet!

An added bonus to this product is a reflection tri-fold for responding to some of the goal statements.
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Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


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