“Comprehending CHARACTERIZATION” is part of the easy-to-use—but challenging—activities series by CharlesF, developed to meet the rigor of Common Core Reading/Literature Standard 3.
There are five activities (with two variations) that can be easily adjusted for grades 4 through 8.
The activities primarily focus on characterization, but also require students to show their comprehension of literary texts, including understanding plot, conflict/resolution, sequence, and so forth.
Most of the activities are literature based, so they will work well with whatever texts you already have planned for your students.
Each activity has a “TEACHER PAGE” that tells you what you need to know. The “WHY” section lets you know quickly why you would want to do the activity and the “HOW” section provides a step-by-step plan.
Some of the activities have “EXTENSION” ideas—an idea to use now or in the future.
ALL of the activities are easy for the teacher to prepare and easy for the student to follow. But this isn’t fluff. Thinking caps required here!