Modeling is one of the most powerful tools a teacher can use. This PowerPoint presentation demonstrates how to write a complete character description, which fulfills Common Core State Standard RL.4.3.
Before the presentation, students read “How the Camel Got His Hump,” a two-page adaptation from Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling (now in the public domain). To address the needs of all readers in your class, three adaptations are included: advanced, average, and low.
The presentation focuses on analysis of a character’s thoughts, words, and actions. Students learn to identify evidence, write a topic sentence that describes the character, add detail sentences, cite, and write a conclusion.
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This product is also a part of a complete unit on describing characters: RL.4.3 Describing a Character Lesson Plans
. It includes this Power Point presentation, lesson plans, additional stories and response sheets, and an assessment.
Complete units addressing additional CCSS Reading: Literature standards are available in my store:
*RL.4.1 Answering Questions Lesson Plans
*RL.4.2 Finding a Theme Lesson Plans
*RL.4.4 Words from Mythology Lesson Plans
*RL.4.5 Prose, Drama, and Poetry
*RL.4.6 Determining and Defending Point of View Lesson Plans
*RL.4.9 Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Lesson Plans
*Literature Assessments - Grade 4
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Common Core State Standard Reading: Literature 4.3 (CCSS RL.4.3)