This assignment requires students to analyze a main character from a novel they are reading. This novel could be a class read, or one they have been reading for Independent Reading/ Sustained Silent Reading (SSR). The assignment asks students to analyze one of their main characters and fill out an "I Am" Poem as if they are the character. Included in the assignment is a chart students can to fill out that requires them to provide text evidence for their word choices in the poem.
This is a great assignment to use as a critical analysis after students have read a book- or even during reading. You could have them fill it out based on how their character is feeling at a certain spot in the novel. It helps them practice analysis as well as finding text evidence to support their ideas.
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Key Words: analysis, text evidence, critical reading, SSR, IR, poetry, character analysis