Characters Unit for ELA Common Core

Jamie Rector
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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This Common Core-Aligned ELA unit focuses on the characters in the story and can be used with ANY book or selection that you are currently reading in your classroom. The activities can be used with novel studies, basal stories, independent studies, or in a reading center over and over again! They will work with whole group, small group, or independently depending on the needs of your students. It is aligned for grades 1-3. I have included many types of activities that involve higher order thinking and differentiated learning. I hope that these activities prove to be more than just "worksheets" for your students. Please download the preview file to see all that's included! Enjoy!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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