This Common Core-Aligned ELA unit focuses on the characters in the story and can be used with ANY book or selection that you are currently reading in your classroom. The activities can be used with novel studies, basal stories, independent studies, or in a reading center over and over again! They will work with whole group, small group, or independently depending on the needs of your students. It is aligned for grades 1-3. I have included many types of activities that involve higher order thinking and differentiated learning. I hope that these activities prove to be more than just "worksheets" for your students. Please download the preview file to see all that's included! Have fun!
The following standards are covered in this unit:
1.RL.1. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
1.RL.3. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
1.RL.7. Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
1.RL.9. Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
2.RL.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
2.RL.3. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
2.RL.6. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
2.RL.7. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
3.RL.1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
3.RL.3. Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
3.RL.6. Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
3.RL.7. Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
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