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Do your students need to make inferences in fiction? Then they're going to need to analyze characters! How do we analyze characters? By describing them and how they change--seems obvious, right? But what if your students don't have the vocabulary to describe the way a character acts? How will they demonstrate they made all the mental connections? How will they prove their understanding and ability to infer?
Let's teach them what they need to know: character traits vocabulary.
Your students need these words, especially if they're LEP (limited English proficiency), from poverty, or struggling readers. Tests love to use these words, but they're not the words we often use in social language.
Want to teach your students academic language for fiction?
Teach them these 36 character traits words deeply and well using the materials in this unit and you'll be well on your way to equipping your students for success in a rigorous testing world.
This unit includes:
--an informational packet with ideas on how to use the materials
--word wall cards/flash cards
--matching cards for games
--definition chart with 36 words with accessible definitions for your ESL students
--a powerpoint for practicing application and higher thinking
--bingo cards for engaging unit review
--crossword puzzles for reinforcement