Getting to Know Stargirl

Getting to Know Stargirl
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This is a great characterization and visualization activity for students to complete while reading "Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli. I use this activity at the beginning of the book when we first meet Stargirl. Jerry Spinelli provides an excellent description of her as she is first seen in the cafeteria by the student body. This activity has students focus on this scene and gives them an opportunity to share how they visualize Stargirl on the first day of school.

This activity also utilizes the idea of the "Hot Seat" TV show from the book. Students create questions they would like to ask Stargirl based on their first encounter with her.

I collect the final student products and put them on our classroom bulletin board which I title, "Getting to Know Stargirl." The kids like to see each other's interpretation of Stargirl as well as the different questions they would ask her.
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1 page
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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