Characters Differentiated Reading Passages and Questions for Reading Comprehension
Perfect for grades 3 – 6
The goal of this resource is to help your students practice and master character analysis. This resource will help you target this skill more efficiently than studying character analysis as part of a whole-class novel or read aloud. The differentiated passages and short-answer questions are designed to guide students to think about a variety of different ways a text can provide information about a character. Ultimately, this will help your student think critically, improve reading comprehension, and help them master character analysis.
This resource includes everything you will need to practice characters with your students! I’ve included THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EACH PASSAGE for you to easily differentiate in your classroom! There are also short-answer questions for your students to practice inferring.
This resource addresses the following skills:
1.) Analyze characters’ traits, both physical and personality;
2.) Analyze the motivations and feelings of specific characters, and their effect on the events of a story;
3.) Describe characters’ traits based on explicit details given by the author/narrator
4.) Infer character traits by analyzing the characters’ thoughts, words, and actions;
5.) Compare and contrast characters based on their actions, interactions, thoughts, and words; and
6.) Describe how characters change or respond to events in a story as the plot unfolds.
Included in this resource:
This resource contains ten differentiated fiction passages. There are three levels of each passage so you can easily differentiate with your students. The levels are based on word count and Lexile levels, which can be found in the top left corner of each passage.
DOWNLOAD THE PREVIEW TO SEE THE LEXILE LEVELS OF EACH PASSAGE
Five Short-Answer Questions Per Passage
Each passage includes five short-answer questions that address increasingly complex levels of character analysis.
Detailed Answer Keys
Answer keys with detailed example responses are provided with every set of questions.
Perfect for grades 3 through 6!
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Thank you, and enjoy!
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