Character Traits | Character Traits Passage | Reading Comprehension 4th Grade
Engage your 4th graders with this character traits reading passage that helps them learn how a character's traits, actions, and feelings help to resolve the problem in a story. Students will practice this character traits standard by using 1st and 2nd reading strategies to answer comprehension questions, learn new vocabulary, and understand the character's traits with an engaging passage, graphic organizers, and anchor charts!
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Included in this character traits packet:
- Emily's First Day Reading Passage: This engaging story will be fun for your 4th graders to read while identifying the character traits, actions, and feelings to help resolve the problem.
- Story Plot Map: Using this graphic organizer will help students organize the main events of the story.
- Text-Dependent Comprehension Questions: After the 2nd reading, students are ready to respond to these comprehension questions that lead them to identify the character traits, actions, and feelings of the main character.
- Guiding Questions Student Copies: Give students a purpose for reading that they can refer to during this lesson.
- Character Traits, Actions, Feelings Anchor Chart: Teaching character traits starts with an anchor chart that helps students learn what to look for in the story.
- Steps for Analyzing the Character: These detailed steps will help students as they are working through this activity.
- Summarizing Frame: Students will summarize the story focusing on character traits and story resolution.
- Similes Activity: Students will be able to practice figurative language skills in the story's context.
- Answer Key: Quick and easy for you to check student answers
- Detailed Lesson Plan: Guides you through a close reading lesson with this resource.
Use this Character Traits Reading Comprehension resource for:
✔ Whole Group Reading Instruction: Introduce character traits in your whole group lessons
✔ Guided Reading Groups: Use this reading resource as a focus text for your reading groups.
✔ Homework: Send home as a practice activity
✔ Bellwork: Use as a bellringer for extra reading comprehension practice
✔ Literacy Centers: Students can practice looking for character traits, motivations, and feelings in this story during as a literacy center activity
Common Core Standards Addressed in this Resource:
RL.4.1 - Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
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). W.4.9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. L.4.5A - Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g.,as pretty as a picture) in context. ───────────────────────────
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