I am always looking for ways to engage my most reluctant readers, and this. is. it. In this activity, students choose their favorite heroes and villains from the texts they read (did I mention this activity can be used with almost ANY texts?!), then match them up flip-book style to see who would win and who would be defeated!
This activity can be done in several subsequent class periods, or used over the course of several weeks as weekly reading responses culminating in the big show down between characters. It can be done individually, as a class, in groups, or a combination of all!
Included in this bundle:
- Letter to teacher with tips for differentiation, implementation, and Common Core standards alignment.
- Character vs. Character packet with a cover, four flip book style pages of character vs. character so students can match up their characters in multiple ways, and a reflection page at the end.
- A rubric for scoring, adapted from the New York State rubric for short answer writing.