A PowerPoint presentation and related documents teach students to construct responses that describe characters. Students learn to find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite, and conclude.
In addition to the PowerPoint presentation, this file includes “How the Camel Got Its Hump” from Just So Stories
*, written by Rudyard Kipling. The passage has been adapted for three reading levels: advanced, average, and low. This way, you can reach all students in your class with one lesson.
This PowerPoint presentation, created by master teacher Brenda Kovich
, is also available as a part of the Describing Characters, Setting, and Events Unit
, which includes lesson plans, three additional stories, and much more.
• PowerPoint – A 16-slide presentation models the process for describing a character in a constructed response. At the end of the presentation, an alternate response shows students that more than one answer is possible.
• “How the Camel Got His Hump” (advanced, average, and low – 2 pages each)
• Response Sheets – The first prompt asks students to describe the camel, which goes with the PowerPoint presentation. The second sheet lets kids describe a second character independently.
• Steps for Describing a Character, Setting, or Event – A mini poster guides students through the process.
• Rubric – Two options (with or without CCSS RL.4.3 listed at the top) are provided. The rubric assesses topic sentence, citing, evidence, conclusion, and clarity.
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Fourth Grade Literature Units
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• Answering Questions Unit
• Finding a Theme Unit
• Summarizing Unit
• Describing a Character Unit
• Words from Mythology Unit
• Prose, Drama, and Poetry Unit
• Determining and Defending Point of View Unit
• Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Unit
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*Just So Stories, written by Rudyard Kipling and illustrated by Joseph M. Gleeson, was published by Doubleday Page and Company in 1912 and is now in the public domain.
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