If you are really interested in teaching Coming of Age on a whole new enthralling level please think about purchasing my Coming of Age Genre Unit Resource:
Coming of Age Unit Resource
This simple graphic organizer works perfect with chronicling any given character’s path toward Coming of Age or to detail how he or she undergoes a metamorphosis or transformation throughout the course of a story. In the past when I taught Shakespeare’s plays Othello, Macbeth, and Hamlet, we used this graphic organizer as one of the prewriting activities to our response to literature. It worked really well and helped my students get a better grasp of character evolution and its related dynamic aspects.
It its core this activity is as simple as jotting down notes on how a particular character behaved in the beginning, middle and end of a story—how the character changed, for better or worse, over time.
Like I mentioned prior, I’ve used this graphic organizer with my middle school students, but I am sure it will work with upper elementary school students as well. I plan on using it with 2 of my 3rd grade classes when we start our novel study of Charlotte’s Web. I look forward to seeing how this works out!
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Common Core Anchor Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.